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1990 Corolla started shaking after I accelerated rapidly (gunned the engine)

1990 Toyota Corolla: Accelerated very quickly on highway (pedal down hard), car started to shake and stutter and hesitate. Car did not shake so much as higher speed but when starting from a stop or when slowing down and accelerating, shook badly. Got it home, noticed white smoke coming out the exhaust. Lifted hood, liquid (coolant?) had sprayed everywhere. Noticed the cap on the water overflow had come off. When I tried to start the car, liquid spit out of the exhaust manifold. Can't start the car, but that may be due to to alternator getting wet. What could the problem be?

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White smoke coming out of exhaust is water vapor. Blue is oil burning and black is carbon from unburned fuel.
U have water or coolant leaking into your combustion cylinders - not a good thing. Probably blown head gasket.

Check your oil - if it like a brown mud then the coolant has also gotten into the lubrication system.

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SOURCE: Car shakes really when I accelerate from any speed

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

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SOURCE: My 95 Honda Civic dx (revving up and down)

sounds like you might of blown a head or intake manifold gasket or cracked head. If it sounds like a rollercoaster going up the tracks or tractor sound. it's that. It's expensive repair. My advice if you dont know anyone cheap get another used car until you fix it or whatever your situation is. Also, it idles up and down because of the air escaping from the crack. If engine doesnt hold constant pressurethats whate happens. everything is to the T when working with vehicles. Plus redline dont matter, theres a cut off point, however because of the high rev you could of caused the over rev and blew a gasket or cracked the heads. Especially if you didnt have the proper fluids to keep the temperature down. Good Luck. Been there.

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SOURCE: Engine shakes and can not accelerate as quick when starts

If the engine light is on, a code scanner needs to be connected to it to find out why the light is on. It could be one of the sensors causing it. Take to autozone or advanced auto if there is one near you, if not call a repair shop that can do it. Autozone and advanced don't charge. Takes about 30 seconds.

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SOURCE: Pushed acceleration on freeway to 50-70 miles does not run smooth and shakes.

Could be any number of things, lets eliminate the transmission. Put the car in park and throttle the engine, is it snappy then? Or does it slowly rev up? If it still runs funny or isn't snappy, the tranny is not the problem. So it could be, weak fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, or a ditributor problem. Could be a sensor to, but I've had 4 corollas and have never had a MAF sensor or others go out yet. I have had problems with the items I listed.

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SOURCE: VW shaking

sounds like the fuel pressure regulator but first try new fuel filter and maybe clean spark plugs and reset them

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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