Car shakes when I slow down.
On the interstate I had to put the gas to the floor to speed up and get past someone then after that the vehicle shook and vibrated when I slowed down.
My car has 164000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hello. The imbalance of rotating parts on a car, such as your wheel and tire assemblies, is a function of speed but also "positioning". When you were traveling at a steady state rate, say 65 MPH, the suspension was clearly capable of withstanding whatever residual imbalance exists in the rotating assemblies and thus the residual imbalance is essentially invisible to you (not felt).
Nothing that rotates on a car is ever perfectly balanced. Rather, the components are balanced just to the point where the residual imbalance creates ONLY vibration that is below the threshold of detection. The imbalance is there; it’s so small though your car suspension doesn’t transmit it through (the steering) wheel or vehicle frame. What is happening in your case when you suddenly accelerate and then completely unload the drive train (by taking your foot off the gas and coating) is you are changing the position of the rotating elements (wheels and tires) such that the imbalance that does exist is "magnified" and thence transmitted through the vehicle. The practical causes of this are worn tires and worn suspension parts that are not holding the wheel/tire assemblies in the same fixed position during coasting as during acceleration. That is the likely cause.
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Tires can get worn out from everyday use or a misaligned suspension, to name a few reasons. Uneven tire treads can then lead to car vibrations which may be noticeable during braking, acceleration, or deacceleration. It`s the car`s way of telling you that something needs attention.
There are several explanations for car shaking when braking: One of your tires could be badly “out of round” A wheel could be unbalanced having lost its counterweight. Your car`s front-end alignment could be way out of whack.
Hello, Generally, shaking during acceleration relates to an issue of low transmission fluid or transmission fluid that needs to be changed. Every time a gear change is required, the car`s computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.
CV joints are located at the end of each axle. There is both an outer and inner joint. When the inner CV joint is damaged or begins to fail, you will notice your car vibrating under hard acceleration. As it gets worse, the minor vibrations turn to violent shaking when under load.
Your car shakes when decelerating mainly due to warped rotors, worn brake pads, or bad engine mounts. It could also be due to a variety of other issues ranging from unbalanced tires, worn tires, worn wheel bearings, bad suspension, and bad CV joints, among others.
If your car shakes when accelerating, the source of the issue can range from imbalanced tires to worn-out spark plugs, loose lug nuts, and more. Most of these problems can be handled with a quick (but possibly pricey) trip to the mechanic.
There are a few reasons your car may shake when accelerating but not coasting. The most common reason is that the engine is misfiring. When the engine misfires, it doesn`t run as smoothly as it should and can cause the car to shake. Another possible reason is that the spark plugs or ignition coils are dirty or damaged.
The biggest reason for this shaking problem is the condition of your rotors – the disc your brake pad clamps down on when you apply your brakes. Most commonly, the vibration happens because the rotors have some kind of imperfection on their surface or they have changed shape (warped) over time.
Brake problems such as warped rotors, worn-out brake pads, or stuck calipers can cause vibrations when braking at low speeds. Replacing old brake pads with new ones, resurfacing warped rotors, or lubricating stuck calipers should help solve this problem.
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