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Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating Inspection Service

Any unusual shaking or vibrating forces coming from the engine is cause for concern. It could be something as simple as old spark plugs producing an uneven power delivery, it could be something serious like worn or broken engine mounts, or it could be even more serious in the case of internal engine damage.

Common reasons for this to happen:

Most often, one of the following components is at fault:

  • Old and worn spark plugs and wires (most commonly the issue)

  • Loose or disconnected hoses on and around the engine (not the coolant hoses that go to and from the radiator) are frequently culprits behind intermittent engine operation.

  • Loose connections at the positive and negative battery terminals

  • Very dirty or clogged air filters can also cause your engine to underperform.

  • Loose timing belts are another likely cause. A mechanic will check these and replace them if they appear loose and worn. To check for engine-mount problems, the mechanic may try shifting from "neutral" to "drive" and back, while the engine is running. If the vibrations disappear or reduce dramatically in "neutral," it’s likely that you need new engine mounts.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the shaky engine, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

Given the range of the severity of potential issues, from faulty spark plugs to weak motor mounts, it's important to have a mechanic provide a thorough inspection as soon as possible.


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Simon

30 years of experience
15 reviews
Simon
30 years of experience
Ford Expedition V8-5.4L - Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Simon is very knowledgeable and very helpful. I would recommend him to anyone needing a great mechanic

Thomas

12 years of experience
92 reviews
Thomas
12 years of experience
Kia Sorento V6-3.5L - Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating - Keene, Texas
Thomas was awesome. He was very knowledgable as well as polite and professional! I had a strong suspicion on what was wrong with my vehicle and Thomas went above and beyond to confirm my theories. 5/5 stars FOR SURE. I definitely recommend him to ANYONE with complex car troubles. Affordable diagnostic quote too!

Michael

4 years of experience
225 reviews
Michael
4 years of experience
BMW X3 L6-3.0L - Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating Inspection - Indianapolis, Indiana
this is a good guy and a good mechanic i am 60 years old and i being around and know a lot of mechanic and i can tell you i will call this guy back every time choose him he the best

Alexander

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Alexander
6 years of experience
BMW 328i xDrive L6-3.0L - Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating Inspection - Dublin, Ohio
Very pleasant experience. Alexander was knowledgeable and thorough. My car issue got fixed and I didn’t have to go to the dealer...which is always great!

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