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Camry Shakes while idling and in low gear


I suddenly began having a problem with my 1991 Camry. It is an automatic with about 164,000 miles on it and runs well.
However,when I started it yesterday it began shaking horribly while idling andand while in low gears. I had only driven it about half an hour beforeand absolutely nothing seemed to be wrong.
It shakes and makes achugging noise while in drive until I get it up around 35 mph and itshifts, then it quiets down and drives smoothly.
The car has asmall oil leak but other than that, the last time I took it into theshop they said it was fine. I checked the fluid levels and looked atthe engine (not that I really know what to look for) and everythinglooked like it always does.
If anybody has any advice I would appreciate it. I'm afraid to drive the car and possibly cause any more problems! Thanks!

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  • katrina102 Jan 26, 2009

    Thank you so much for the prompt advice. I tried using the heet today and filled up the tank. Unfortunately the problem persists.
    It doesn't appear to have changed at all.
    Somebody suggested to me it may be a belt. However, I wouldn't know what belt would cause this...



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First and easiest thing to try is put some additive in your gas like "heet" to remove any moisture that may have collected in your tank, and re-fill at busy station.

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    Mike Butler Jan 28, 2009

    They might have been referring to timing belt, but lets give it a day or two, to work through the system a little to see if it will correct itself, then we'll go from there.



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