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Car is shaking badly when i give it gas while driving.

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  • Roman4 Nov 10, 2008

    I have a 1997 Pathfinder that drives well around town but when I get on the interstate it will shake at times. I have noticed that it does not shake going up hill nor on flat surfaces but when I hit a down hill slope it shakes side to side. I have realized that taking my foot off of the gas or hitting the brake will cause this shaking to stop. The shaking only happens when I am accelerating. My initial thoughts are my rear shocks on both sides have gone bad or it has something to do with my driveshaft and U-joints.

    Has anyone else had a similar expereince? OR know what make my car shake on the interstate while accelerating on downhill grades?



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Sounds like some thing that holds your rive place is lose eg lose our broken bolt our bushes worn out recommend take it to the specialist.

i have never seen a damaged warped our uneven axial that is not giving off saver shacking/noise and general discomfort only on acceleration if it was the case the car would be a pig to drive at any speed at any rev range

you will realy need to put the car on the hoist to check this problem

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Easy buddy! This has not happened to any of my imported cars but it is most likely a damaged, warped or uneven front and/or rear axle. When gas is applied the axles gives out, thus your problem but only at high speeds, thus the interstate. Go in the shop, and tell them this.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008


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