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My Car was shaking in the front part and my check engine light was flashing Can you help me

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  • stoney71 Oct 16, 2008

    car starts fine then after a little bit starts to idle rough and almost die if not die. check engine light comes on but no codes are stored in memory. car always restarts.

  • CrazyHonda Oct 24, 2008

    I have a 98 Honda Accord Coupe. It would shut off while driving but also come right back on while driving. I took it to get a tune up and it wouldn't even start right after the tune up. I had to tow it from the place. Now it starts but it shakes like crazy. It never done this before and the check engine light constantly blinks. Aahhh! Help

  • lou_Lou_01 Nov 01, 2008

    While I am driving the car will actually start to shake. When I am idle, it will shake really bad and feel like it is about to die. The best way I can actually relate it to is the way a car starts to shake and stall out. As I am idle it feels like it is about to stall out at any moment.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    On the way to work this morning, after about 20 minutes of driving, I went to shift, and the car started shaking. This happened everytime I shifted, especially in 4th and 5th gear. Then the check engine light started flashing. After a few more minutes, while I was ideling, the whole car was shaking and felt like it was going to stall out. I made it to work, but I'm now apprehensive about driving home later. This doesn't seem normal.

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Sounds like you need a tune up, whith all the shaking going on and the check engine light on.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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Happened to me also; turned out to be one of the four coils. Had it repaired at Audi, in addition to 2 break lights, totalling $276. Was then informed that the coils tend to go in sucession--perhaps should have replaced them all at once?!

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Shaking engine, weak power, blinking check engine light

You have a bad coil pack, they usually crack from age and heat. It's best to replace them all. Check for a VW recall on this item.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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The only scenario I am familiar with that causes a blinking or flashing Check Engine Light is misfires. Your description of the car shaking is another sign of possible misfires as well. There could be other issues, it would be helpful to know what codes are getting set. However, with the flashing check engine light and the shaking of the car the first thing I would do, if it hasnt been done in a while, is a tune up. Replace the plugs to start. I believe you have a distributorless ignition meaning that you have coil packs instead of a distributor.

Your coil pack sits on top of the plugs. Look to the left side of the engine, just at the bottom of the valve cover and you will see (assuming you have the 4.0L 6-cylinder engine) a series of three humps. Those three humps is your coil packs and there should be four bolts that hold it in. Take out those four bolts, pry up the coil pack and then you will have access to replace the spark plugs.

While your at it, Id replace the fuel filter, air filter and other general maintenance/tune up items like that.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine light on, car shakes while in reverse, stalls ...

You need a code scanner hooked up to find out what is causing the light ot come on. Some auto part stores can do that. Once the code is retrieved, they can tell you what sensor is causing it.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: tcs light, check engine light flashing and constant shaking..

Use an OBDII scanner, some auto parts stores will do this for you free of charge.
Codes P0300 through P0306 indicate mis-fire and you may also get codes reflecting Cat damage from running that way.
I know of one TL from this series (2000 3.2 TL) which had a warranty REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION!!! free of charge and this very problem was solved. I still do not know why they were related. Talk to Acura customer relations about this.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My check engine light is on and flashing & my car is shaking bad!

same thing happened on my 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7 4.6 V8,
i was driving an hit a pot hole then my car started shaking and i noticed a major loss in power also the check engine light came on and started flashing, took it to O'Reillys and had the codes read, misfire on Cylinder 4, replaced all 8 spark plugs and all 6 sparkplug wires and it ran fine!

total price of the parts: 58 USD

sorry this answer was a little late.....

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