Vehicle shakes

At 20 mph the steering wheel mainly along with the whole drive side area inside shakes. From my brief knowledge of cars I believed it was the wheel bearing so I checked both wheels and only heard a slight odd noise from the passenger side front wheel so I replaced the entire wheel hub and the issue did not get even the slightest bit better. I need help. Desperately

My car has 163010 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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You should have all the tires checked for a bent rim. You can check this by having someone follow you while driving on the road. The other person can let you know if a problem is visually noticeable. Another alternative would be to have the wheels removed and put on a balancer that has road force capability to put the right amount of force on the tire to see if the rim or tire is bad. It’s also possible that you have a bad front wheel hub that is bent. If you need help with these checks, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can diagnose the shacking firsthand and help you repair it as necessary.

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Along with improperly balanced tires, one of the main culprits of a shaking steering wheel— especially in a solid-axle Jeep or 4×4—can be worn track bar bushings and sloppy tie-rod ends.
Wheel and tire problems

The most prevalent cause of vibration is problems with your wheels or tires. The potential problems include improper wheel and tire balance, uneven tire wear, separated tire tread, out of round tires, damaged wheels and even loose lug nuts.

Bad Bearings — Friction from bad bearings or inadequate lubrication can cause a shaky steering wheel. If bearings are the cause, you`ll notice that the shaking only occurs as you turn the wheel. To solve this problem, you can oil the bearings, or schedule a service appointment to replace them if there`s damage.
In some cases, the shaking is related to the height of your Jeep and can depend on whether your vehicle is at stock height or if it`s been lifted. In general, stock height Jeeps encounter the Death Wobble more often, but this condition can occur in both stock height and lifted Jeeps.
Tires out of Balance

This is the most obvious and the most common reason that you might experience a shaking steering wheel. If your tires are out of alignment or out of balance, they may send shakes through your vehicle and to the steering wheel.

If vibration is felt at certain speeds, the tires may need to be balanced. If the tires are wearing unevenly and causing the car to vibrate, the driver may need a tire rotation. In some cases, the driver may need new tires to solve the problem of vibration.
Why does my steering wheel shake when driving at low speeds? If you`re noticing significant vibrations when driving at lower speeds, then it could be related to brake, wheel, suspension or tyre issues (although imbalanced tyres are more likely to cause problems at higher speeds).
1. Poor Alignment. Most of the time, you`ll detect other problems, like uneven tire wear, an off-center steering wheel and a pulling sensation to the left or right as you drive, if your vehicle`s alignment is off. That said, if the alignment is off by enough, it can even cause your vehicle to shake!
The death wobble is caused by loose, damaged, or misaligned parts in your Jeep`s suspension or steering system. Due to the mechanical defect in your car, the parts can shake loudly or violently when you travel at high rates of speed or on rough terrain.
Maintain Proper Tire Pressure: Common triggers for the death wobble include over-inflated, under-inflated, or mismatched tire pressures. To prevent the death wobble from occurring, you should make sure to check your tire pressure regularly and deflate or inflate your tires as necessary.
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. Damaged CV joints usually occur because of a tear in the joint boot.
Sometimes the death wobble begins as mild shaking in the steering wheel or soft rattling of the vehicle. It will often start slow and gradually worsen over time until you have a vehicle that is not driveable. The problem will not resolve itself.
Maintain Proper Tire Pressure: Common triggers for the death wobble include over-inflated, under-inflated, or mismatched tire pressures. To prevent the death wobble from occurring, you should make sure to check your tire pressure regularly and deflate or inflate your tires as necessary.

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My truck shakes at traffic lights
ANSWER : Hi. The symptoms you describe could be a dirty or malfunctioning idle air control valve. Especially when hot, when the engine gets a leaner mixture of air and fuel, the idle air control will have a greater effect on idle and low speed running. In general, it will not set a Check Engine code either. I would recommend having a rough idling diagnostic completed by a mobile professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect the problem and replace the idle air control valve if needed.

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My car shakes when I accelerate, but stops once I let off the gas.
ANSWER : Hi there. Typically when you accelerate and the engine or steering wheel is vibrating, it’s due to motor or engine mounts being worn out. During acceleration, the motor mounts the engine vibrates naturally as RPM’s increase. Engine mounts are the component responsible for securing the engine of a vehicle to the chassis. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit a wide variety of needs, but they all serve the same purpose of mounting the engine and dampening engine vibration. However, it’s also possible that a vacuum leak exists or something entirely different is causing this vibration. It’s probably best to have one of our professional mechanics come to your location to complete a steering wheel is vibrating inspection. This will allow them to isolate the source of the problem and recommend the correct repairs.

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My car shakes and shakes even more when i turn on my AC
ANSWER : Shaking with the a/c on can be caused by a number of reasons. The a/c compressor puts a lot of strain on the engine because the compressor is similar to being a small engine itself. When the a/c is switched on, the engine control unit should trigger components such as the idle speed/air control motor, to increase the idle slightly to compensate for the extra drag of the compressor. If that does not happen, then the additional drag can cause a low,shaky idle and even cause the engine to stall. Stalling can happen more often with the a/c on and turning the steering wheel as the power steering pump also creates drag on the engine. Excessive shaking can also be attributed to weak/broken motor mounts as well.

Have a certified technician look into the engine shake to isolate the exact cause.

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My car is shaking – 2000 Ford Mustang
ANSWER : If the shaking is occurring with the car stationary, that would not involve the wheels or driveshaft, although it could implicate the torque converter. A shaking engine diagnostic would start with the motor mounts. If those are judged solid (there are tests), one should assess the mechanical condition of the engine by checking cylinder compression.

The reason for that is if cylinder compression varies too much, that variance alone can account for this symptom. If the cylinder compression is too low or varies too much from high reading cylinder to low reading cylinder, one would then try to rule out easily repairable items like a mispositioned timing belt or chain. Of course, if compression issues are traced to valve train problems, the heads have to be serviced.

Other potential causes of the vibration are a broken harmonic balancer, engine ignition timing being off, and flexplate and/or torque converter damage or imbalance. Prior to getting involved with diagnosing an imbalance in something as hidden as the torque converter, though, the engine should be put on a scope to determine if there is something going on in individual cylinder firing conditions that would account for the vibration. Varying power output from individual cylinders, due to possible fuel and ignition system problems, obviously will cause vibration: you could have a bad coil, plug, injector, and so forth. A scope makes that diagnostic easy.

I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine why the engine is shaking and suggest any necessary repairs.

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My car shakes when braking and shakes while I’m driving a little bit, do you know the problem and how much it would cost, it’s for
ANSWER : Hello. Most of the time when you get these issues it is due to warped brake rotors. When they warp you will get this shaking and this noise. If there are any loose components in the steering then that can amplify the issue. I usually get the vehicle in the air and inspect the front end for any worn out parts and then I check the brakes. I measure the rotors to see if they can be machined, but most of the time if they are warped enough to cause shaking they will need to be replaced. The cost will need to be determined once the issue is found. If you are wanting to have this shaking checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the vehicle is shaking while braking] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-shaking-or-vibrating-inspection

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2008 Dodge Caliber, The engine is shaking at idle on Drive and Reverse mode, but stops shaking when in Neutral and Park Mode. The
ANSWER : Hi there. There are a few things that can cause the engine to idle rough or shake at idle. The first would be that the engine or motor mounts are loose or wearing out. In this case, the engine will vibrate not only during idle, but acceleration as well. Other possible problems include ignition system timing problems or fuel delivery issues, caused by one of a dozen or more individual fuel or ignition system components. In order to accurately diagnose this problem, you should have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car idle is rough inspection.

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While idling, the vehicle does not blow any hot air until the vehicle is moving.
ANSWER : This may suggest the thermostat is not opening and closing at the correct temperatures causing warm coolant to flow through the heater core. If this is the case, however you may also notice a fluctuation in engine temperature as well which as you know, may also cause overheating. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your heating system.

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Truck running rough. Shaking while idling and seems to shake more when accelerating.
ANSWER : A faulty oxygen sensor can certainly cause an engine to run rough and cause a bit of shaking due to the imbalance in the air/fuel load. As you may know the [oxygen sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in the exhaust. Based upon this reading, this information is relayed to the car’s ECU which then makes a determination as to whether or not to add more or less fuel to the engine. When too much or too little oxygen is present, this will cause check engine light to come on. Too much oxygen may be present in the exhaust gas due to things like an exhaust leak, a vacuum leak, a faulty mass air flow sensor (causing a lean fuel condition) or faulty fuel injectors. Too little oxygen may be present in the exhaust gas may be caused by things like a clogged air filter, a failing mass air flow sensor (causing too much fuel to be introduced to the motor), bad fuel injectors or a clogged catalytic converter. When the O2 sensor is not working properly, this will cause false readings to be relayed to the computer causing inaccurate adjustments to be made to the intake and fuel system in your engine. You may also notice a very strong smell of fuel and poor fuel mileage. I would suggest having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your location to diagnose your truck’s running condition.

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