1994 Dodge Intrepid

Tiny
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1994 Dodge Intrepid

Why does my car shake sometimes
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Saturday, April 4th, 2009 AT 5:55 PM

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Tiny
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Why am I in pain? Stomach ache? Cut my foot off? Hang nail?

You have to give a little information to get anything more than a guess. Does it shake as soon as you start the engine? Do you have to be moving? Slow speeds? Highway speeds? Any speed? Shakes after hitting a big bump? Is it worse when accelerating?

Do you feel the shaking in the seat? Steering wheel? Only when braking? Is it in the front? Rear? Can't tell? Holler back with some details.

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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The car shakes when I'm stopped and reversing
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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
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If it does it standing still, that eliminates anything in the steering and suspension system and the brakes. All that leaves is the engine.

First, check for a misfire condition. Watch the engine while it's idling. If you can see it shaking, start with a tune-up or professional diagnosis. If it seems to be running smoothly, but you feel the shaking inside the car, suspect a mispositioned engine mount rubbing metal on metal. The engine moves and rocks when shifting between reverse, drive, and neutral. You might not feel the shaking in drive because the engine rocks and the engine mount's two metal brackets don't rub against each other.

Also check exhaust system components that are rubbing or making contact with the body. The whole system is mounted with rubber isolators to prevent vibrations. If the rubber part is replaced with metal wire, or if the two parts of the hanger are touching, you'll feel it inside the car.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 4:49 AM

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