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Car shakes when drive

All you need is to make sure all your tyres have enough air, and get an alignment to top it off. I have that problem because i have a slow leak and as soon as I put air in it, my 98 begins to take off like a charm and purr. Just do the alignment to make sure the shaking stops in case it really needed one, but if you don't have the money to do it, check your tyres for proper amounts of air.

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I got some wrenches,can i aline it myself.

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SOURCE: Car sputters when you accelerate

is the engine lite on? if a misfire shows, and the plugs are new, could be coil or wires. how does it idle? maybe air leak between mass air flow sensor and throttlebody.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: when driving and speed goes

I have the same problem, you need to change de oil transmission or try an additive for aut. trans that resolve the problem for a while, but is almost most better changing de oil.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 96 eclipse gs car shakes and struggles to go and muffler shakes

replace the EGR valve

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2003 mitsubishi galant ES 4 cylinder and

Misfire means you need spark plugs replaced. Or spark plug coils.

That's why the whole car starts shaking because its running basically on 3 cylinders and not 4 as supposed. There is no gas compression on the 3rd cylinder because once again the spark plug is "misfiring"

There also might be even a bigger problem which could be the distributor cap where the coils are connecting outside the engine.
once you fix the problem the check engine will turn off immediately

hope that helps.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 2004 mitsubishi

poss torque converter lockup chatter , have codes checked , poss needs trans flush with mitsu sp3!! atf only ,or some type of mount or carrier bearing maybe worn

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2. The first thing to do is take the car to a specialist suspension and steering shop and have the wheel alignment checked and adjusted to factory specs. Normally this is not expensive for a straight forward alignment but price depends on the shop. A good suspension shop will also identify if there are any wear problems with the steering or suspension that need attention

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4. Some drivers never check tyre pressures. Low tyre pressures will cause much greater tyre wear as there is more friction. (It will also make steering heavier, place undue stress on the steering components, cause the car to handle badly and result in much higher fuel consumption).
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5. Worn out shock absorbers will also contribute to abnormal tyre wear. 70000 miles of average driving will see out a set of shocks. (Personally I would not leave them that long as the factory shocks are generally of average quality on this type of car)..

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