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Old 05-16-2009, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok guys i dnt know what else to do. the car vibrates at idle but runs and drives would anybody know what this could possibly be? hopefully nothing bad..
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ok guys i dnt know what else to do. the car vibrates at idle but runs and drives would anybody know what this could possibly be? hopefully nothing bad..

motor or tranny mount is bad?? you said it ran, how well? does the engine skip?
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well the car been sittin for 1yr and it does hve old gas in it anf i recently had to change the fuel filters .. do you think it could be clogged what else can i check
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Have a look at the intake parts for cracks. The MAF (airflow sensor) may need to be cleaned.
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thanks i was also told this as well
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change the spark plugs..mines did the same till i changed the plugs , now it runs like a new bmw.. u cant tell its running..
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mine was vibrating at idle but hardly ran, my prob was a fuel pump though =/

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change the spark plugs..mines did the same till i changed the plugs , now it runs like a new bmw.. u cant tell its running..
definitely goin to try this as well thanks
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mine was vibrating at idle but hardly ran, my prob was a fuel pump though =/

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thanks well imma check dat out now and let u guys know
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^^^What Witeshark said. I had the same problem and it was the MAF.
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