Car Shaking Problems
2000-2005 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
Chevy Camaro RS

Why would a car shake and run rough?

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2011-03-06 21:18:34
2011-03-06 21:18:34

The most common reason would be bad spark plugs or wires. i hope this helps you. Mark

Vacuum leak is more probable.

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It sure can. In some cases your car will not run at all. Normally bad gas just means it is contaminated with moisture. A tiny amount of moisture and your engine will miss and run rough.

Will idle rough and run rough at a steady speed, but run faily well under acceleration.

Need more info. Does just the engine run rough or does the steering shake or does the whole vehicle shake betwen 50 and 55 mph?

What causes a car to idle good and run rough when you give it gas?

You may have a bent rim or damaged the tire.

the distributor controlls the spark, if the spark is advanced, too much, or retarded too much, yeah. it will shake, or not even run. the distributor doesnt usually go out, out of the blue.. if you took the cap off to check gap, or clean it, then put it on, and it is rough, yeah.. that may be it. but if it is out of the blue, running rough, you may want to check it for cracks, (cracks make gaps even hairline and the gaps make it run rough) you should also check the vacuum lines for cracks, and bad connections. the vacuum leaks will mess with the advancement of timing, and can also make it run rough. but to answer the question, yes. a bad distributor can make the car shake.

it may be the mapsensor makin it run rough like that.. or either u need to adjust the throttle

A bad fuel cap can make your check engine light go on. It shouldn't cause your car to run rough or die.

A bad spark plug or spark plug wire will cause your car to run rough. A dirty air filter will also cause your car to run rough.

Check your spark plugs or have your transmission checked. Could be a clutch problem if it's manual.

Hey Nadine==It could very well be a miss in the engine. A good tune up with a compression check may find the answer. An out of round tire can balance good but run rough on the road. Goodluckjoe

the car will run rough, and the check engine light will be on. and depending on the car, it could possibly not run at all

Not likely. A broken Camshaft would cause a car to not run at all, unless maybe it had 2 camshafts, then it might barely run and run loudly then quit. The most common reason for an engine to run roughly is neglect; too little maintenance or tune-ups, broken hoses, wires or sensors, dirty air filter or dirty fuel. .. lets not forget .. an engine jumping time.. if it will still run it would run rather rough

It is possible for a 1993 Lincoln Town Car to run rough when it is cold because the choke is in the on position. This is normal on some cars.

the only reason a car will run rough or not start after refueling is either the wrong type of fuel has been put in[i.e diesel into a petrol or visa versa]or the fuel put in is contaminated.

Old spark plugs can make a car misfire, run rough, and not fire at all.

It runs because that is what it is supposed to do.

yes i could make it run rough. not getting the right air fuel mixture will cause a car to run badly.also check the timing to see if it is off.may need to replace timing belt or chain and gears.

usually not....the engine will start, but will run rough and/or overheat

Your wheel balance is out, under 70 it is OK then it starts to make the the car run rough at 70 then you ride out of the balance at 80+. Get your wheels tracked and balanced

Could be the TPS, it will cause it to idle high and low and make the car become sluggish, but a vehicle will run without one, but it will run very rough.


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