My car, Toyota Corolla 1997, started to shake two months ago, when I put it to reverse gear to go out of my parking place. It continued to shake while I was driving, though not as strong as at the beginning. I went to mechanic, he replaced three serpentine belts and the timing belt in the engine and problem disappeared. Two weeks ago car started to shake again, but after 15-30 minutes of driving the vibration stopped and I didn't notice it for several days. Then shaking started and stopped again, as first time. I went to mechanic, he replaced all four engine mounts - front, rear and sides. Since that car shaking is even worse. Right now my car shakes pretty strong when I stop on the lights. When I drive it vibrates a little bit, but not as bad as when I stop and press the brake pedal. One of the mechanic hypotheses was that the compression at the engine cylinders is different. It cost me 80$ to check this hypothesis and to confirm that it was wrong - the pressure was the same in all cylinders (190). There are other hypothesis, which are more expensive, and it would cost me the price of my car to check all of them.
I will be really appreciative if anyone who had similar experience with the happy end can give me advice regarding my case,
Thank you very much,
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 AT 12:18 AM