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5 Main Causes Of Engine Vibration



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Engine vibration is quite uncomfortable and can be scary at some point. There are quite a number of things that cause the engine to vibrate. It can be mild or rigorous vibration.

There are a lot of things which can cause the engine to vibrate. it can be a simple thing like old spark plugs producing unstable power delivery.

Some of the causes of this vibration do not originate from the engine but from the axle.

Relax and read carefully to know why your car engine is vibrating.

1. Faulty/bad engine mount:
The function of this engine mount is to keep the engine attached to the chassis of your car. It dampens the vibration coming from a running engine. It is a part of the car that is hard to get damaged; reckless driving and our bad roads in Nigeria are the major causes of this.

2. Bad Crankshaft Damper:
The function of the crankshaft damper is to reduce/decrease vibration. If by chance that it is defected or has stopped working, the engine will keep shaking even harder.

3. Bad spark plugs:
This is one of the most common causes of engine vibration. Worn out or bad spark plug will cause the engine to misfire.
The work of the spark plug is to ignite the fuel and air mixture in the combustion chamber

4. Axle problem:
In reality, engine vibration isn’t only rooted in the engine itself. Sometimes, it’s the axle that needs to be taken care of. Damaged axle can lead to the vibration of the engine. Even when there is no apparent sign of damage, axle can be the cause of the vibration

5. Faulty or Poorly Adjusted Fuel Intake System:
When the fuel intake system is faulty, the required amount of fuel needed by the car does not go to the engine, hence, the engine is starved. This can cause the engine to vibrate.


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Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.