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My car shakes bad when idoling and worse when in reverse, what would cause that and how can i fix it? I have a 2005 Dodge neon

I have a 2005 Dodge neon, bought off a stranger on facebook, when test drove i felt no shaking but when i picked the car up after paying it was, it's progressivly getting worse, feels like it is going to cut out sometimes

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  • mechanic144 Apr 15, 2017

    if check engine light is on, have it scanned and see what codes there are. go from there. or pull the spark plugs. check them. should be tan in color not black or wet with fuel or oil. fuel can look wet and definitely smell it as well. check the gap against manufacturer recommendations. if all check out, check and see all spark plugs wires. make sure one isnt touching a hot source like exhaust manifold, or cylinder hear, or coolant hose, etc. this can cause, over time, wire to deteriorat in a spot and misfire. but it sounds as if your engine light would be on and flashing.......scan it first go from there.

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    Sarah SarahJean Pierce Apr 16, 2017

    thank you very much, the only light that is on is the air bag light, not sure why.

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Check the spark plugs

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