1997 Honda Accord 97 Honda Accord LX Engine Shaking problem

Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,000 MILES
My 97 Honda Accord LX has reached more than 150,000 miles. The timing belt service has not been performed yet. The engine shakes, especially in the morning, after I start it until I drive the car for a while. What problem looks like and how to fix it?
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 AT 12:56 PM

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Tiny
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Does the check engine light come on? Would you say the engine itself is running rough when cold?

You are playing russian roulet with the timing belt, but I don't suspect it is causing your problem.

You might want to check the engine motor mounts and see if one of them might have given out. Please think about the questions above and reply to them. Thanks!
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
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Engine light does not come on. I do not think the engine itself is running rough; otherwise, it will not become normal after I drive a car for a while. Although the timing belt service is due, it should not contribute to the engine shaking problem. This is a comman problem for the high miles vehicle comparing with the new or low miles vehicle. The most of the high miles vehicles begin the enging shaking problem when the driver starts the car, especially in the morning and winter. I just do not know why the engine shakes when it strats after the vehicle reaches high miles, especially in the morning and cold weather. I have replaced the spark plugs. The spark plug is a little dirty with a little white particles/powder and oil. After a change of the spark plug, the engine shaking has a litle improvement. It should have other potential problems. Do you have any idea?
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 10:09 AM
Tiny
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Any oil in the plug holes? Has there been? What is the condition of the wires to the plugs? Any smell of fuel or raw gas? Has the timing been checked?
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 6:28 PM
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Hi, no oil in the plug holes and never. Spark wires are good. No smell of fuel or raw gas. The timing has not been checked. I think it is a common problem to the high mileage vehicle, engine shaking in the morning especially in the cold weather, but it will be well after it runs fro a while. Have you seen the similar problem?
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 7:24 PM

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