WHY DO MY CAR SHAKES WHEN I PUT IN DRIVE

  • Tiny
  • carter69
  • 1998 Nissan Altima
  • 152,000 miles

It shakes like crazy when have it drive, and its really bad when I cut the air on

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 AT 7:08 PM

7 Replies

  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,991 posts

Several things can cause idle speed to low, dirty injectors and intake valves, plugs, clogged air filter, low fuel pressure, falty ignition wires, coil. When was last tune?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 AT 7:11 PM
  • Tiny
  • carter69
  • Member

It only shakes when its in drive I have to put in neutral just to stop the shaking

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 AT 7:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,991 posts

When in drive engine is under a load so all things listed will cause shake in drive smooth in neutral

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 AT 7:26 PM
  • Tiny
  • carter69
  • Member

But I just had a tune- up new distribtor cap wires in plugs, its really bad when I cut the a/c on. Can please help me I have small kids and im haveing a ruff time geting in back forward to work

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 AT 7:37 PM
  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,991 posts

Start with a fuel cleaner SeaFoam works well. Without physicaly seeing car can only speculate. Does engine continue to shake as you accelerate? Or smooth out at speed?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 AT 7:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • carter69
  • Member

Only when im at a stop, the motor runs smooth while driveing

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 8:46 PM
  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,991 posts

What happened? Try fuel cleaner?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 AT 6:38 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions