Reasons behind Car Shaking When Idle and Accelerating
Does your car begin to shake when you are idling?
Shaking when your car comes to a stop is a warning sign.
Your car should always be running smoothly, whether you are driving, or stopped.
Often this vibrating sensation will first be felt in your steering wheel If you notice your engine begins to shake when you are stopped or driving at lower speeds then it is time for a visit to the mechanic.
Here are the top 5 reasons why your car might be shaking and stuttering when you are stopped…
Broken Motor Mounts
Your motor mounts are what keep your engine attached to your car.
If you motor mounts are broken or have become disconnected from your engine this can be the cause of your car’s shaking. If the shaking decreases when you put your car into neutral this could indicate that it is the motor mounts.
Misadjusted or Worn Out Belts
Misadjusted or worn out timing belt and other belts just as the serpentine belt can cause engine vibrations.
If these belts have become loose or worn out then they can also cause other parts of your engine such as fans to not operate properly – resulting in strange noises and shaking. These belts are easily inspected by your mechanic to make sure they are operating properly.
Faulty Fuel Intake
A fuel intake system that is dirty, or faulty can affect the smoothness of your engine’s operation.
After driving for many times your car’s fuel intake system can get clogged up when they become too clogged they will begin to deliver uneven amounts of fuel to your engine. If your engine does not get a continuous even supply of gas then it will start to shake.
Worn out spark plugs are one of the most common causes of engine shaking.
If your spark plugs are dirty or worn out they will be unable to fire properly and create the spark your engine needs to ignite the fuel. This causes your engine to misfire. Replacing your spark plugs is typically inexpensive.
Loose or Disconnected Hoses
Loose hoses can be the culprits for many performance and vibration issues.
Every car has vacuum hoses, these connect to different parts of your engine and help to clear the by-products of gas – aka exhaust fumes. A hose that is leaking or broken can cause huge amounts of shaking in your engine. If your hoses are disconnected or worn out many other engine problems can begin to occur as a result. Problems include: your engine misfiring, losing power, stalling and shutting down entirely.