Common causes of vibration in a car.
Several factors contribute to cars vibrating. The vibration in turn very irritating as most are accompanied by noise. This article would highlight major causes of car vibrations.
- BROKEN ENGINE SITTING AND OR MOUNTS
This is noticed if your engine shakes excessively especially when it’s idle with the car parked and engine still steaming. Confirm if this is the cause by neutralizing or disengaging your gear to see if the shaking reduced.
- CLOGGED FUEL FILTER
Sign is seen when your engine hesitates to fire as a result of clogged fuel filter by debris or other dirt particles. Consult your mechanic to have this sorted out.
- POOR OR BAD FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM
The vibration produced can be very annoying. This could be corrected by have the idle on the air manifold adjusted and using a cleaning component on the fuel supply system to ensure the path is free and clear for fuel supply. This causes complete combustion and keep your engine in a smooth working order.
- POORLY FIXED AIR OR VACUUM HOSES
The kind of vibration produced by this can be very annoying too. Check to confirm that the vacuum and other air hoses are firmly connected to their sources and ends. Check for broken hoses and replace them immediately.
- FAULTY OR WEAK TIMING BELT
A faulty or weak timing belt may not give the needed grip on the components it is rotating on such as the fan,alternators,compressors etc. so ensure your timing belt or chain is the prescribe size for your engine and its components giving the right grip to check for vibration and noise.
- DEAD OR NON FUNCTIONAL SPARK PLUGS
This constitutes 68% reason while most cars jerk and vibrate. Dirty or non function plugs do not allow the cylinders to fire properly. This causes a misfire. This situation can be corrected by replacing the existing plugs with new ones