When idle the engine is shaking and when I turn the headlight on it gets worse

Tiny
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  • 1998 MAZDA FAMILIA
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:51 AM

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Tiny
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Could be vacuum leak, missfire or any of a lot of other things.

Is the check engine light on?

Roy

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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No the check engine light is not on.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok, you need to look for any hoses off, listen for hissing sounds.

How does it perform?

Roy

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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I'll check it at home and get back to you tomorrow.

Thanks ! Till then

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Hello, I checked for hissing sounds but did not hear any. It does not perform very wel I think. When I pres the accelarator it react very slow.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:47 AM
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Low idling is usually caused by restriction of the idle air passages and cleaning the throttle body and Idle Air Control valve should help. The hesitation could be due to the low idling speed.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
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Will cleaning the EGR and Throttle body help?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 1:21 PM
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It should at least get the idle to run correctly. As to hesitation, it might or might not.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 2:13 PM
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I'll start with cleaning first.
Thanks! It was very helpful !

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM
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You're welcome.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM

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