Chevy Malibu keeps shaking when idling...


Asked by Nov 22, 2015 at 01:37 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Whenever I'm at a stoplight, my car shakes... It's coming from the
engine, but I'm confused as to if its going to die or something... It
has a full tank of gas, and a somewhat new battery...

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I suspect you have a major ignition miss. Is the check engine light on? Check to see if a spark plug wire was pulled off. I would replace all the spark plugs as a start.

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The check engine light comes on occasionally, but i don't think it's the spark plugs...


See if a code can be read. You may have a coil going bad.

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FIRST also add 2 bottles of ZMAX to the gas and drive it around for a day>>>>>any better.....

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Yeah, my dad has put some Lucas Oil in the past. It helps, but only temporarily...


it could be a tcc solenoid does it run ok down the road or in park

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My car does the same

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