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My engine shakes. and shimmies - 2000 Kia Sportage

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My KIA not only shakes in park as well a moving .It starts just after you start going down the road with some power loss . It over heats and it white smoke comes from the tail pipe . It always smell like coolant and gas when you start it up or just sitting there . I bought a lemon a real peice of **** . I put more then 3000 dollars into it in the first year . The coils have neen replaced , heater box , tune up , head gasket , all the exhaust from front to back , alternator , the engine still shakes and smokes WTF could it be ? PLEASE HELP

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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It is the rubber bands the engine sits on
they need to be changed
not easy doing by your self without a lift

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First thing that comes to mind is a bad steering stabilizer shock…if you have one. It will be a small shock absorber under the radiator support area.
Other things I would look at would be, is the wheel on straight and tight and you tightened the lug bolt in a star pattern, are the front wheels out of balance…can you swap front to rear tires and see if the problem goes away, check the front end and steering linkages for wear, are the front brake rotors the same…did you match them to the old ones – same interior axle diameter, thickness and overall diameter????? The wrong rotor will cause a shimmy and out of balance complaint, so double check your parts.

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