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Question DetailsAsked on 6/1/2015

My jeep is having issues, everytime i step on the gas the jeep begans to shake

1990 jeep Cherokee, has issues

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Obviously, a mechanic needs to look at this ASAP - because if shaking heavily something is VERY wrong, and could loeak to an accident or more serious damage if not immediately taken care of.

And of course, bear in mind when having it looked at what the repair cost is versus the value of the vehicle - because likely only worth likely $1000-2000 in decent condition, and with that problem might be worth no more than junk value - $300-500. Something like a shot universal joint in the driveline or engine mounts needing replacement mmight well be worth doing as long as it is otherwise doing well, but a major repair is likely to be far more than its book value. And bear in mind, even if you sank a bunch of money into it to repair it and make it "perfect", your auto insurance would still be only for its blue book value in the event of a loss - so putting a lot of money into an old vehicle introduces a risk of loss in event of accident that many people do not realize.

If when you first step on the gas, could be a clutch or transmission problem, a serious internal engine problem, or shot motor mounts.

If only happens when you are rolling along then more likely to be running gear - driveline or CV joints, wheel mounting or bearing issues, differential, etc.

IF only when accelerating but not when cruising along at just maintenance power (so not under load) more likely a drivetrain issue.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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