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Car shakes when accelerating

When i accelerate the whole car sways all over the place

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    stangdad644 Dec 08, 2012

    is it a sway?, or a shake? a sway problem is is suspension related typically and a shake is usually an entirely different animal, can be caused by a multitude of problems. 1) Tire balance (at what speeds does the problem occur?) 2) bad mounts 3)vacuum leaks 4)misfire

  • stangdad644
    stangdad644 Dec 08, 2012

    is it an older car or newer car? problems vary from fwd to rwd vehicles. Get into using "the specifics" of the type of vehicle you are asking about.

  • pthorrigan
    pthorrigan Dec 11, 2012

    it is a sway got the problem sorted it was a rear bush thanks anyway

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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.

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i would check your motor mounts and transmission mount. sounds like one if them is going bad

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does your "Service Engine Soon" light come up? If it does get a repair man to read the code.

Have you driven the car for about 150,000Km? then it could very well be that one or two of your spark plugs have stopped firing. You need to get that spark plug replaced. Remember, when replacing spark plugs, it is adviced that you should replace all of them at once.

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SOURCE: Rough idle, Car shakes, sputters and misfires upon acceleration

It sounds like you may have a problem feeding the fuel to your engine, I had the same problem with my 89 RS. All the 1989 model's fuel systems were recalled. I think you may need a new fuel pump. The fuel pump is located inside the gas tank in the rear of the car right under the rear axle. The fuel pump itself isn't too expensive, but with other small parts such as the electrical harness upgrade and fuel filter and the labor you should be looking somewhere in the $500 range. I hope this helps.

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my geo prizm jus had the same problem its either the cvc joints are bad , the alignment is off track or one of your motor mounts are bad

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