Car shaking and making a weird noise

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER 300
  • 201,000 MILES
When I am accelerating or braking my car shakes very badly. The whole car feels like its shaking along with the steering wheel. When im listening in the engine compartment the noise seems to be coming from the front left side of the engine. Im not sure what it is, my dad said it sounds like a bearing going out but that it shouldnt cause the car to shake like it is. Any opinion on what it might be?
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Saturday, July 27th, 2013 AT 9:17 PM

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Tiny
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IS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?

ENGINE DOES NOT RUN SMOOTH AT IDLE?

DO YOU THINK THIS IS AN ENGINE ISSUE?

DOES IT ONLY DO THIS WHILE UNDERWAY. POSSIBLE CV JOINT OR STEERING PROBLEM? (I'M SORTA RULING OUT BRAKE ISSUES, AS YOU SAID IT DOES THIS WHILE ACCELERATING)

I'D RECOMMEND NOT DRIVING IT. IF THE STEERING WHEEL IS SHAKING, THIS MAY BE DANGEROUS!

IF THIS IS "AN UNDERWAY ISSUE" AN ALIGNMENT SHOP MAY SHED LIGHT UPON WHAT IT MIGHT BE, MAYBE EVEN GIVE YOU A HANDS ON ASSESSMENT, BEFORE ANY WORK IS PERFORMED

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Sunday, July 28th, 2013 AT 4:49 AM
Tiny
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No, the check engine light isnt on.
It seems pretty smooth when its idling. Just the noise really.
I have no idea what the problem is :/

so, I had a friend listen to it and he said it sounds like the a/c bearing is going out. I guess that might be the noise.

As for the shaking I still need help.
Im not sure what you mean by "underway" (sorry, I have very limited mechanic experience, but I feel good about my knowledge for a girl lol)
someone said it might be a engine mount (motor mount) and to check it to hold the brake then press the gas with someone watching the motor to see if it comes up, but, im not sure that sounds like a good idea.
Ive noticed that it shakes worse if im accelerating to get on the freeway (60-75 mph) and slowing down from the higher speeds. It doesnt seem to be as bad while driving through town (30-45 mph)
i apologize for the limited info. Any input is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Sunday, July 28th, 2013 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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"WE WILL SOON BE UNDERWAY", EXCLAIMED THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP, OVER THE LOUDSPEAKER!

(MOVING)

ZIT DO THIS WITH THE A/C OFF?

ARE YOU ABLE TO REMOVE THE BELT THAT DRIVES THE A/C COMPRESSOR?

THEN RUN IT FOR A MINUTE TO LISTEN FOR CHANGES (NO MORE THAN A MINUTE)

'COURSE DOING THIS WOULD ALSO ELIMINATE ALL OTHER BELT DRIVEN ACCESSORIES AT THE SAME TIME

. HOW 'BOUT THIS

MIGHT KEEP YOU FROM REMOVING THE BELT RIGHT NOW!

TRY THIS WITH A HELPER. TO KEEP WATCH. THEN TO HELP WITH THE TEST

RUN NEXT DOOR, AND IN AN INCONSPICUOUS PLACE, CHOP OUT A 2-3 FOOT SECTION OF YOUR NEIGHBOR'S GARDEN HOSE. OR JUST USE A SIMILAR PIECE OF AUTOMOTIVE HEATER HOSE

KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE EVIL FORCES UNDER YOUR HOOD THAT WILL PUT A-HURTIN' ON YOU IN A SPLIT SECOND---WHILE IT'S RUNNING---AND IF YOU ARE NOT BEING CAREFUL!

SHOVE ONE END INTO ONE OF YOUR AUDITORY PORTS (YOUR EAR) ---USE THE OTHER END AS A "CJ MEDEVAC-O-MATIC" STETHOSCOPE GET IT NEAR THE PULLEYS/ THE WATER PUMP/ THE ALTERNATOR/ OF OF COURSE THE A/C COMPRESSOR (TRY THIS WITH IT ON, AND THEN WITH IT OFF)

. TO INSURE YOU DO NOT HAVE A DEFECTIVE "MEDIC-SCOPE". LISTEN TO YOUR PALS HEARTBEAT!

GET RID OF THAT LONG SLEEVE SHIRT WITH THEM DANGLING TASSELS--TAKE OFF THE NECKLACE---PULL THAT PERTTY LONG HAIR BACK IN A PONY TAIL. THIS MAY KEEP THE OLE ENGINE FROM GRABBING YOU!

KEEP THE HOSE BACK FROM THE MOVING STUFF A LITTLE--YOUR FINGERS TOO

IF YOU ARE ONE OF "THEM" WHO "LIVES FOR THE PHONE"----LET'S LEAVE THE CELL PHONE WELL AWAY FROM YOU----SHOULD YOUR PHONE MAKE A RACKET, AND YOU GET DISTRACTED----YOU MIGHT NEED SOME MEDICAL ATTENTION. OR WORSE

KEEP ME INFORMED

. AND FOR DARN SAKE. BE CAREFUL. OR MAKE YOUR BUDDY DO IT (THEN IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO GET HURT!)

THE MEDIC
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Sunday, July 28th, 2013 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Hahaha! Well, im not a girly girl. I was raised as daddys lil boy. I used to help him work on cars and build engines so I know some things lol! He actually taught me how to do that with a stick (broom stick or whatever)

it constantly does it whether the a/c is on or not. As soon as I start the car it makes the noise. It would occasionally make a weird noise when I was running the a/c (within the last month or so) and about a week ago the a/c stopped blowing out cold air. (Which really sucks during summertime in CA) and then about 4 days ago it started with this awful noise. Even with out the a/c on.

I'll let you know what happens with "The Test"
thank you
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Sunday, July 28th, 2013 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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DON'T GET CAUGHT!

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Sunday, July 28th, 2013 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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Okay, so. Test complete.
The noise was coming from the a/c compressor.
Since my a/c stopped blowing out cold air about a week ago anyways I just cut the drive belt off of it. Figured I could replace it for under 10 bucks and it wasnt working right anyways so what the heck. So, I cut the belt then started the car and the noise is gone!
Now i'll just have to buy a new a/c compressor when I have the money, but, the embarassing noise is gone for now and it wont cause any more damage.

Im going to buy new tires and have a front end alignment done in a few days. Im hoping that I will get lucky and that might be the cause of the shaking.

Thank you
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Monday, July 29th, 2013 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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VERY GOOD WITH THE "MacGYVERing"

WHAT REGION DO YOU LIVE IN. OVER THIS WAY, I MIGHT CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE $$$ ON PARTS

EVER THOUGHT "JEEP". SURE YOU HAVE!

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Monday, July 29th, 2013 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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I live in Ca. I looked online and found a compressor w/ a clutch for $180. I thought about trying a junk yard or "parts only" place. But no gaurantee the part would work.
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Monday, July 29th, 2013 AT 8:22 PM
Tiny
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THIS KINDA METHOD WORKS AT OTHER STORES TOO!

I'LL HIT THE HAY IN ABOUT 15 MIN

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