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Old 11-12-2012, 12:37 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

So as of late, my car has, every now and again, begun to shake violently when the car is at rest/idling. The exhaust almost sounds like its backfiring but it more or less sounds like the engine misfiring. Don't think it could be my spark plugs because the car only has 47,000 miles. Any and all advice would be appreciated. I have a video of exactly what my car is doing, but can't seem to be able to upload it from my phone. Also not sure if this belongs in the engine category or not. Not sure what's really wrong.
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So as of late, my car has, every now and again, begun to shake violently when the car is at rest/idling. The exhaust almost sounds like its backfiring but it more or less sounds like the engine misfiring. Don't think it could be my spark plugs because the car only has 47,000 miles. Any and all advice would be appreciated. I have a video of exactly what my car is doing, but can't seem to be able to upload it from my phone. Also not sure if this belongs in the engine category or not. Not sure what's really wrong.
Check engine light on? List of codes will help.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:50 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

Originally Posted by BurntOrangeAppeal View Post
Check engine light on? List of codes will help.
No check engine light either. It used to be only whenever I got off the highway but now it's every time I drive it.
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

Sounds like a miss fire.... If it isnt steady everytime its either a multiple cylinder miss fire or just a component failing

The problem is this could be ANYTHING... mine was from a clogged cat... yours could be from a bad MAF we just need more information....
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Sounds like a miss fire.... If it isnt steady everytime its either a multiple cylinder miss fire or just a component failing

The problem is this could be ANYTHING... mine was from a clogged cat... yours could be from a bad MAF we just need more information....
What other info would be needed?
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

Was there anything installed or any problems before this started, any service done recently.
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

My car did this when I installed my NISMO CAI, and I had my MAF on backwards...maybe as stated previously...bad MAF?
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

What have you done recently? Anything major happen? Any weird bumps or crashes?
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bad gas?
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

I only put in V-Power for gas.
Upgrades include Exhaust, and Injen Cai. But I've had them in for about 4 months now without any issue in that department. I'll probably have the MAF checked sooner by a pro. If that is the case, how much to fix it?
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I only put in V-Power for gas.
Upgrades include Exhaust, and Injen Cai. But I've had them in for about 4 months now without any issue in that department. I'll probably have the MAF checked sooner by a pro. If that is the case, how much to fix it?
Did you install your CAI?
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could be the knock sensor or mass air flow
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Did you install your CAI?
Yes I did.
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Yes I did.
Then you don't need anyone to check your MAF. It's the thing that "plugs" into the CAI tube. I believe what @1hawaii50 said is that maybe you got it turned around. Pull it out, turn it around, put it back in and see how it does.
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Default Re: Help! What's Wrong With My Car??

Quick update. After about a month of my car doing this, the check engine light finally went on today. Taking it in tomorrow to get the code read.
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I stay with the maff sensor or a bad sparkplug
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