Why is my Corolla vibrating???

DeadToyota
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Asked by DeadToyota Jan 20, 2011 at 11:27 PM about the 2007 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2007 Corolla with 23,000 miles on it that I love.  I bought it used and have had zero problems for a year and a half.  2 weeks ago the car started to vibrate.  From the second the car starts till the second i turn it off it vibrates.  it is coming from the engine and I can feel it in the steering wheel and seat.  my toyota dealership said it was normal.  yeah right.  $10,000 for a vibrator.  Please help!!!  Why is it vibrating and how can I fix it?  

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James Chin
145

Definitely not normal. Usually when the steering vibrates at highway speed it's your tires that need replacing. When it vibrates while braking then your brake pads need replacing. When the entire car shakes from idle, to acceleration, to idle and stop, it could be your transmission. A much bigger and more pricey problem. Does it shake only in drive? How about when you put it in reverse? Neutral? My thoughts are to take it to a transmission shop and have them check it out. If they say your transmission is good, then it could range from various engine issues to even how the engine is mounted.

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Chase Sutherland
3,965

i agree with this. is it vibrates in any gear (park, reverse, drive, neutral, etc) my guess would be something with the engine mounts.

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truckert4him
20

Might be tires seperated the thread on tires or our of ballance

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Alex Whitted
50

What grade petrol do you put in it? These engines seem to be temperamental about their petrol. I put 89 in, then every 4th i fill up with 93, sometimes 100 if I can find it.

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Albert Velez
235

1st, check all motor mounts (4 in total). 2nd, check if all spark plugs are ok! the should be Iridium tips. 3rd, check the connections of all 4 ignition coils; & last, check if your vehicle falls under the ECM Recall.

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Matthew Addis
15

After replacing the ECM in these doing the A0J recall, they tend to run rough. If you just had this recall done try wiping off the throttle plate using a throttle plate cleaner soaked rag. I wouldn't recommend spraying the stuff down the intake because that may cause your check engine light to come on.

DeadToyota
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Yes, I did have a ECM recall. After it was replaced it started gradually and because of the cold has been persistent. I think it might be the motor mounts. How do I check the ignition coils? And how do I know if the spark plugs are bad? Thanks for the advice Albert!!!

Jonathan Furse
1,875

High-octane is a waste of money if it isn't recommended for your car. It doesn't help your vehicle at all and decreases efficiency and power because octane resists burning.

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sevenarual
15

Mine did the same thing, It was a tire that was about to blow. The mechanics had it up on the lift talkin to me about tie rods , inner arms ya da ya da ya da, The tires inside had seperated but the tire had not blown,,, yet. I am sure this is to late, but wanted to share.

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GreasyFinger
120

I got a 2008 corolla as well and now I'm facing the same problem.When its in idle,it vibrates less but when I on my A/C,I can feel vibration on the steering,my seat and all over.Its so irritating and annoying that I don't feel like driving it.Last time I changed 2 enginge mountings but this vibration is not because of mounting,its coming from engine.

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