Why does my car jerk when I shift from park to drive?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.

Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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Why does your car jerk when you shift it from park to drive?

Check your joints, universal, CV ect that is likely your problem. Like people, when cars joints wear out they dont work properly.

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Why does my car jerk when I shift gears automatic?

Automatic transmissions that shift hard, jerk or shake during a shift change may mean your transmission fluid needs changed or fluid level is low.In manual transmission vehicles, abnormal gear shifts could indicate damaged gear synchros, worn clutches or other, more severe issues.

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Why does your car kick when you shift from park to drive?

Your car might kick when you shift from park to drive if your transmission fluid is low or very dirty. You might also have worn gears in the transmission.

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Why does my car jerk back when I brake?

Unsurprisingly, a car jerks when braking if there's a problem with the brakes.Typically, brakes will squeal, squeak or grind, particularly with warped rotors.Further, you'll feel some vibration as you apply the brakes, causing a slight jerk to the vehicle as you come to a stop.

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Why would the car go dead when shifting from Park to Drive?

My 99 Ford Windstar was doing that; as well as hestitating to shift when driving. It was diagnosed with a bad torque converter.

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Why does my car jerk when I stop and go?

It's actually one of the most common reasons why a car jerks when accelerating.Your car's engine needs both fuel and air to do its work.A block in the fuel line or air intake can make the car jerk during acceleration as it loses one, or even both of the essential factors in keeping the engine run...

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Why does my car jerk when I press the brakes?

Unsurprisingly, a car jerks when braking if there's a problem with the brakes.Typically, brakes will squeal, squeak or grind, particularly with warped rotors.Further, you'll feel some vibration as you apply the brakes, causing a slight jerk to the vehicle as you come to a stop.

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Why does my car jerk when shifting gears with an automatic transmission?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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Why does my car jerk when idle?

If you are getting a rough idle with misfire only at idle or coming to a stop and runs fine when driving above idle is usually caused by a vacuum leak in the intake or vacuum hoses.You will need to have the engine checked for intake vacuum leaks.

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Why does your car not drive when shifted to drive?

The transmission is not building up enough pressure to shift. Check your fluid and fill if needed. If fluid is fine change the trans. filter and the pressure modulator. If that does not fix it have the tourqe converter flushed.If that does not fix it, you may need to have the transmission overhau...

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Why does my car backfire when I shift?

Pops, crackles, and bangs in the exhaust shouldn't be called backfires.Backfiring is caused by overly lean mixtures in carbureted vehicles, or woefully bad adjusted ignition timing.Some racecars are equiped with an anti-lag system, where raw fuel is combusted in the exhaust to keep the turbo spin...

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Why does your car jerk after shifting?

The car is attempting to find the next gear, stopping the car while finding it, and then moving on.

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When accelerating quickly from a stop to jump into traffic my car jerks why?

Could be just in need of a tune up.

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Why does my car jerk when slowing down?

When the engine RPM drops below the normal range of about ~800 RPM (for most cars), this often times will cause the engine to stall indicating a dirty or faulty idle air control valve.I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and repair your idle air c...

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Why when i Put car in gear to drive or reverse it jerks and turns off?

Depending on the year/make/model of your car,It may very well be that your locking Torque Converter is locking at the wrong time. If,for instance,it's a GM vehicle,there is a 4 prong plug on the side of the transmission. Un-plug this and if the problem goes away you knw you have a bad lock-up sol...

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Why does my car jerk when changing gears?

Automatic transmissions that shift hard, jerk or shake during a shift change may mean your transmission fluid needs changed or fluid level is low.In manual transmission vehicles, abnormal gear shifts could indicate damaged gear synchros, worn clutches or other, more severe issues.

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Why does my car jerk when I let off the gas?

A stuck or binding throttle plate, either as a result of grime, or a faulty throttle body motor can produce the symptoms you are experiencing.Worn motor mounts can also produce similar symptoms.Worn mounts can cause the vehicle to jerk as a result of the engine moving back and forth in the engine...

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Why does my car shake when parked?

If the vehicle shakes or the engine shudders a lot when stopped at a stoplight, or when parked with the engine idling, it might indicate the motor mounts or transmission mounts are damaged or broken.If the shaking decreases, it's a strong indicator the engine's motor mounts need to be inspected b...

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Why does my car squeak when I drive slow?

The most common brake squeak is caused by inferior pads.If your brakes are squeaking or squealing while driving down the road, but the noise goes away when you press on the brakes, I have a hunch that your brake wear indicator is hitting the rotor and causing the noise.

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Why does my car smoke when I drive it?

White smoke generally indicates that you may have an internal engine problem, such as a head gasket leaking coolant into a cylinder.If white smoke is blowing out from the exhaust during first 3 minutes of a cold start up, it is likely you have a blown head gasket or a cracked/warped head.

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Why does my car wobble when I drive?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.Again, transmission or drive lines can cause this, but the tires should be the first thing to have checked.

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Why does my car make noise when I drive?

Most car noises come from the engine, belts and pulleys, hoses, exhaust system, tires, suspension system, tire to pavement contact, braking and aerodynamic interference.A car noise may be an early signal of an auto system or component failure.

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Why does my car beep when I drive?

The vehicle will give you an audible beeping for several reasons.Typically it is to indicate the door is open or that people sitting in the seats are not buckled in.If all doors, the fuel door, the truck, and the hood are properly sealed, then one of the sensors for these components has likely fa...

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Why does my car feel bumpy when I drive?

Tires are usually the first culprit to investigate when your vehicle's motion feels off.Bumpy rides can be either due to the tire alignment, air pressure, or even the tires being inappropriately secured.Low or high air pressure can cause a whole slew of problems for your tires too.

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Why does my car creak when I drive slow?

This type of low pitched noise tends to be caused by wheel bearings that are just beginning to wear out, or a CV joint that might be losing lubrication as well.It could also indicate a problem with tie rods or other steering system components that are wearing out.

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Why does my car jerk to the left?

This is caused by a worn brake shoe or a lack of brake fluid.If the shoe is worn and the pads are worn, it will grip the rotor and cause the care to jerk to the right or left.Jack up the car, and remove the tire.If it is heavily grooved or worn thin, the pads will grab and stick on the rotor.

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Car jerks when driving?

There would be a number of reasons why a car might jerk while you are driving. Your fuel filter could be clogged, something might be wrong with your carburetor, or your fuel pump.

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Why does my car jerk after stopping?

It's actually one of the most common reasons why a car jerks when accelerating.Your car's engine needs both fuel and air to do its work.A block in the fuel line or air intake can make the car jerk during acceleration as it loses one, or even both of the essential factors in keeping the engine run...

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What causes my vehicle to jerk while shifting gears?

your transmission wears after time, try getting a fluid change, use fluid made for older cars this should help slow down wear and make the jerk much less noticeable

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Why does my car stall when it goes from reverse to drive?

A few more questions before I can give you a better answer -a. does your car have fuel injection or a carburetor? (If you aren't sure: do you have to warm it up and or pump the gas to start it? If so, it's got a carburetor.)b. Under what conditions do you have the problem? (Walk me thru a typical...

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Why does my car jerk and act like it's going to choke out while idling in drive but runs fine in park or neutral?

change left side windo

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Why does my car make a noise when I shift gears?

Common reasons for this to happen: Low Transmission Fluid: The most common reason for any transmission-related problem is low fluid.Worn Clutch: If you have a manual transmission, it's possible that the clutch is worn out.This would make a screeching/grinding noise when attempting to put the car ...

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Where is the shift solenoid to shift from park?

its going to be some were on the tranny a small metal rode is going to be connected to the park/shift solenoid and that metal rode runs throw and connects to your shift handle inside the car/truck

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Why is your automatic car clicking when you change gears from park to drive?

There are several things that cause this.Almost all of the are 100% normal.If I knew what kind of car it is I could tell you more.

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Why does car jerk when stopped?

In some cases, the Engine Control Unit (ECU) can control the solenoid's plunger by turning the ground circuit on and off.When this is not working properly, this can cause a jerking reaction, a delay in shifting or in some cases may cause the transmission to hesitate in shifting gears.

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Why am I sometimes unable to shift from PARK in my 2007 ford explorer even though I have the brake pedal depressed?

Have Ford check out the Brake Shift Interlock. It is designed so the transmission cannot be shifted without the brake depressed. The Ford might be under warranty, so you could get it repaired free

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Why does my car squeak when I drive but stop when I brake?

The most common brake squeak is caused by inferior pads.If your brakes are squeaking or squealing while driving down the road, but the noise goes away when you press on the brakes, I have a hunch that your brake wear indicator is hitting the rotor and causing the noise.

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Why does car shutter when shifting from 4 to 5 gear?

There is a piece within the shift control called the Tachometer which messure the rpm the car is using. This will contorl what type of speed the car can hit. If during the time that your are shifting from 4-5 this has the rpms over 3000 sometimes a car needs to take a seconcd to pass the redline ...

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Why do your car start when your trac light light is on im in park when you go to drive your car jerk and go dead?

Check TORQUE CONVERTER

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Does my car burn gas when I am in parked?

If your car is running when parked then it is burning gas. Cars use gasoline to run the engine.

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Why does my transmission hesitates to shift?

If topping up the fluid doesn't help, the fluid could be dirty, or there could be worn parts in the transmission – usually the bearings, reverse idler gear, or gear teeth.Hesitation: If the car hesitates when shifting, it's usually a problem with the clutch.You can identify leaking transmission f...

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Why does my car roll forward when I put it in park?

If you are on a hill, releasing the brake causes the car to roll downhill until the engine flywheel is pushed against the parking pin.The gears and linkages from the wheels, through the drive shafts to the transmission and ultimately to the engine each have some play.

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Why does a car jerk when put in reverse or drive but otherwise runs fine?

If your vehicle is a rear-wheel drive, u-joints on either end of driveline may need replacing.

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Why won't my car go to park or reverse when I stop?

You have to change the gear. It won't do it by itself.

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Why does my car fog up when parked?

When you park it, the car cools down and the moisture condenses on the windows.If you have the INSIDE of your windows fogging up, you have moisture inside somewhere.You may have a sunroof drain plugged, torn or missing door vapor barrier, leaking windshield, or leaking heater core.

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Why does my car shake when it's in park?

Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires.Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal idling RPM which may also cause the motor to shake or vibrate more than no...

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Why does my car keep driving even when I put my foot flat on the brake?

the brakes on your car are broken, any fool with at least an ounce of common sense would have realised this, get them fixed before you kill your self or any innocent bystanders!

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What does it mean when your car jerks while driving?

It's actually one of the most common reasons why a car jerks when accelerating.Your car's engine needs both fuel and air to do its work.A block in the fuel line or air intake can make the car jerk during acceleration as it loses one, or even both of the essential factors in keeping the engine run...

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Why does my car stall when driving?

If the fuel pump isn't supplying enough fuel to the engine, or if the air/fuel mixture is too lean, the engine doesn't produce enough combustion in the power cycle to stay running, and will stall.A faulty fuel pump or incorrect timing can cause this.It causes a misfire that can cause the engine t...

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Why does my car jerk and lose power?

#1 – Dirty Fuel Injectors This is a common and annoying problem that can be responsible for a variety of issues.Dirty injectors can cause your car to lose power and make your car jerk while driving at constant speed or from a stop due to frequent engine misfires.

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Why does my car jerk at low speed?

A Faulty Fuel Line A disruption in the flow of fuel from the tank to the engine will cause the car to hesitate during acceleration, which will then cause a jerk.Check for leaks that may have been caused rats chewing off the fuel pipes.Older cars are also susceptible to faulty fuel line issues.

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Clunking noise from shifting to park to reverse?

RWD? Could be a worn Universal Joint.There are infact number of causes for this. The U-joints are the most common cause but can easily identified by visual inspection and feeling for lash in the drive shaft.The next cause down the list is the rear diffirential as the gears ware down the lash will...

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How do you unlock the automatic drive shift to move it from park to drive or reverse?

Not sure of the question, but if your car is less than 7 yrs old, apply the brake first, then you can move the shift selector.

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Why is my gear shift stuck in park?

Another reason the automatic gear shift stuck in park could be a problem with the brake switch.If the brake light is not on when you push on the brake, the switch might be the source of trouble.Make sure that it is plugged in and functioning.There is a connection between the switch and the shift ...

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Why does my automatic transmission jerk?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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Why does your car jerk when going on the road?

Idiot 16 year old drivers who don't know what they are doingAdded:It also could be a problem with the fuel injection or fuel filter not letting enough fuel in the chamber for the combustion process.

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Why does your car jerk when its cold?

Perhaps it is because of the cooling/heating system that's having trouble specially when your car is dealing with extreme temperatures. The coolant overflow tank is one parts of the system that usually regulates this but of course, there'll be times that it will inevitably fail.It is a result of ...

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Why does my car jerk real hard while slowing down?

Cause ur cars nearly at broken state

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Why does my car jerk at high speeds?

An indication that a vehicle is not receiving the right mixture of air and fuel is if the vehicle jerks or surges forward at high speed.Several components of the fuel or air intake system could cause this jerking or surging sensation to happen.Issues within these systems can also cause fuel econo...

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Why is my car bouncing when I drive?

The coil springs further serve to reduce the amount of shock that the body of the car is subject to.When the struts are damaged, loose, or stuck, your car is subject to the full force and impact of the road.This causes the car to bounce with every imperfection in the road, and sway as it loses co...

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Why is my car wobbling when I drive?

The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.The most common cause of vehicle shakes at 50 mph or higher is tire balance.Again, transmission or drive lines can cause this, but the tires should be the first thing to have checked.

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Why is my car wobbling when I drive it?

Vehicle wobbles at 30 to 50 mph: The most common cause of vehicle wobbles in this speed range is a bent wheel or mildly out of round tire.Transmission and drive line issues can also show up in this range, but tires are the first thing to check.Unlike the low speed wobble, this is usually not a sa...

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Why is my car missing when I drive?

The engine stumbles for a moment and then regains its pace.Engine misfires can be caused by a list of faults, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others.The primary villains are simple – spark or fuel – usually manifesting in spark plugs, plug wires, the coil(s) or the fuel-delivery...

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How do I stop my car from rolling backwards when parked?

If the front of your car is facing downhill, you'll want to put your car into reverse to stop it from rolling forward.Conversely, if you're facing uphill, selecting a forward gear will help prevent it rolling backwards.

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Why is my car beeping when I drive?

A common source of a beeping or chirping sound when the AC is turned on is a dirty or faulty evaporator case.Car won't start and makes a beeping/clicking noise.There is a possibility that your battery has a bad cell and/or is discharged such that the amps available are not sufficient to run the s...

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Why does your car jerk when the ac is running?

Please go check the cooling fluid level in the car- it's probably low and needs to be filled up.

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Why does your car jerk when you turn left?

It jerks because the gas tank is on the left side. When the tank isn't tightly screwed on it may hit the inside parts of the car causing it to jerk.

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Why does my engine shake when I start my car?

Worn out spark plugs are one of the most common causes of engine shaking.If your spark plugs are dirty or worn out they will be unable to fire properly and create the spark your engine needs to ignite the fuel.This causes your engine to misfire.Replacing your spark plugs is typically inexpensive.

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Why does my belt squeal when I start my car?

The sound of a squeaking belt in a car's engine can be caused by weather conditions, leaking fluids, maintenance issues or wear and tear.The magnitude of sound can range from a soft squeak to a loud and noisy squeal and it may occur while starting a cold engine or during normal vehicle operation.

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Why does my exhaust smoke when I start my car?

This is probably the result of normal condensation buildup inside the exhaust system.This kind of smoke disappears quickly.However, thicker smoke is a big problem, and can be caused the engine burning coolant.A coolant leak can also mix with oil and cause serious headaches for you and your car.

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Why is it hard to shift my automatic transmission out of park?

Another possible cause is that when a vehicle is parked on even a slight incline, it will put more load on the transmission parking pawl (a bar that engages teeth in a transmission gear to prevent the vehicle from rolling).If the vehicle won't shift out of park, don't be too alarmed — there's sti...

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Why is my car jerking while accelerating?

Spark plugs that are worn out will cause the engine to misfire.This means that your spark plugs are not igniting the fuel in each piston cylinder in a timely manner, causing your car to jerk around while accelerating.

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Why does my car turn off when I put in drive?

Once the transmission fluid is checked most common faults are the torque converter, Idle air control valve, vacuum leaks, or a wiring harness fault.A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your engine shuts off when put in drive and make any repairs required.

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Switch from park to drive and does not switch gears?

There may be a problem inside the transmission, or the linkage could be loose or disconnected in some way.

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Why does my car shake when I drive over 60 mph?

The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake.This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph).It gets worse around 60 mph but starts to get better at high speeds.

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Why would your car stop when you shift into Drive?

One possibility is a defective lock-up torque converter solenoid. If it runs and idles fine in then this would be what I would check first. Disconnect it and if it then stops stalling in drive, you have found the culprit.

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Why does my car sound like its scraping when I drive?

If you hear a grinding, clicking, or rumbling noise during a tight turn in the parking lot, it's likely a failing constant-velocity joint on a front-wheel-drive car.Other grinding noises could also be anything from a pebble lodged between the brake pad and the rotor to a failing alternator to bea...

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When I put my acura in Park my car starts to Idle High and Low?

Even I have the same problem with my 94 Acura Legend. Can someone help? The ISC (Idle Speed Control) motor may either be bad or need to be cleaned. Cleaning this motor usually costs much less than replacing it so try cleaning it first; I haven't had any problems since cleaning mine.

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Why does my car idle rough when I put it in drive?

A rough idling engine can be caused by spark plugs or spark plug wires.Spark plugs use the electrical current received from ignition coils to ignite the air/fuel mixture within the combustion chamber.If the damage is bad enough, you may also notice your engine running rough while driving.

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Why does my car make a scraping noise when I drive?

The noise stops when brakes are applied.Brakes & rotor for driver side front are new! Possible causes include the backing plate, which is located behind the brake rotor and can get bent and rub on the rotor.This is a simple fix: the technician will just bend it back in place.

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Why does my car die when I put it in drive?

The car engine had died due to a wide range of problem-related to the airflow, mechanics, or fuel.A mixture of the fuel is poor.Frequently, the cause is owing to the intermittent stalling and the cold stalling.The EGR valve, alternator, or fuel pump gets faulty.

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Why does my car not move when I put it in drive?

Transmission is most likely to be the culprit for the car wont move in drive but will in reverse problem.When the vehicle does not function in one or more gears, you should check the gear shifter.Transmission is likely to be the root cause.Some issues are simple and you can fix them in your garage.

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When starting from a stop why does my car choke?

If you have an older car that has a carburetor, the accelerator pump diaphragm may be defective

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Why does my steering wheel lock when parked?

A common reason for your steering getting locked is that, while parking the car, you've engaged one of its safety features.This happens if you turn off the car and turn its wheels a bit right or left.As a result, one of the lock slots will get blocked and you'll have a stuck car.

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How to cool down your stick shift....my car sits in the sun all day and when i get in the car to drive my metal stick shift is to hot to touch any suggestions?

Put a leather or cloth cover over it.

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Why does my car feel bumpy when driving?

Tire Troubles Tires are usually the first culprit to investigate when your vehicle's motion feels off.Bumpy rides can be either due to the tire alignment, air pressure, or even the tires being inappropriately secured.Low or high air pressure can cause a whole slew of problems for your tires too.

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Why does my car cut out when i step on the gas when trying to start.?

you need to disconnect the two wire spout connector shorting bar located between the battery and data link connector

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Why does your car stutter when driving but when in park it doesn't?

sounds like something in the drive line has come loose or worn out it just may be a bad tire good luck. get some one to fallow you drive it and look for something shaking if you have rear wheel drive its probably a u joint.

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I just had my upper intake replaced and now my car makes a noise when I go from Park to Drive. The Mechanic said it was loose engine mounts. Did they cause this when they repaired the upper intake?

they shouldn't have touched them replacing an intake. this sometimes happens over time and also sometimes they break. if they are loose, all it takes is 5 minute to tighten them back down. easy fix.

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Why am I not moving after starting car and shifting to drive?

This is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid.As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not ...

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Why does my car's wheels squeak when driving?

That could be the brake pad "squealers". They are designed to squeal when they are worn out. Time for a brake job.

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Why does my car vibrate when stopped in drive?

If the vehicle shakes or the engine shudders a lot when stopped at a stoplight, or when parked with the engine idling, it might indicate the motor mounts or transmission mounts are damaged or broken.If the shaking decreases, it's a strong indicator the engine's motor mounts need to be inspected b...

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Why does my car pull back when driving?

There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a bad fuel pump.

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What may be causing your 01 Mercury Cougar to jerk when driving anywhere from 34 to 36 mph?

several ford products had a torque converter lock up problem. It would shift in and out at a certain speed. Sometimes changing the transmission fluid will fix it, it did on my crown vic. You might also change the fuel filter. It can't hurt.

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What gear should I leave my car in when parked?

So, which gear should you leave a manual transmission car parked in this case? Set the vehicle to the First gear when you park it towards uphill.Use the Reverse gear when it is towards downhill.Always lift the emergency brake lever in both cases.

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Why does my engine not shift?

The engine doesn't shift.

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Why does my car shift hard into 2nd gear?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? If your transmission shifts too quickly into a gear it will make your car “jerk” or accelerate too quickly on that shift.The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer i...

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Why does car transmission hesitate to shift?

check the fluid if that is ok you mite need to change the filter

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Why is it hard to shift out of park?

This is more likely to happen if you didn't engage the parking brake before releasing the brake pedal.The weight of the vehicle rolling onto the parking pawl makes it harder to shift out of Park.If the vehicle won't shift out of park, don't be too alarmed — there's still a way to move it.

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Why does my car shudder when going from first to second gear?

It's possible that you have a problem with your clutch. Alternatively, you may simply be releasing the clutch too early or too suddenly when changing gear, not giving the various cogs sufficient time to 'mesh' properly. First gear is a powerful gear, and requires more care when changing up from (...

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