View Full Version : reverse shake?

06-27-2002, 02:20 PM
Well my car has been running fine up till two days ago. Put the car in reverse and put the break on and the car fells like it has a very slight shake to it. Even when you let off the break its still kind of there. The car backs up fine and doesn't make any noise really that i can hear but it does shake? In drive there is no problems no shake no sound no nothing and the car is shifting fine? So i dont know if i need to change my filter or ifs a break problem or what? Anyone ever have this happen before

Thanks Brandon
1995 thunderbird SC auto

06-27-2002, 03:10 PM
Motor mounts maybe?? I have a similar problem - when I shift into reverse there is a pronounced shudder that shakes the entire car until I give it gas. Haven't narrowed it down yet...

06-27-2002, 03:17 PM
Motor mounts do this. The torqueing of the engine is affected by the fact the tranny is in reverse. Mine did this very thing (I was getting a metal to metal on top of it, only in reverse) many years back, and new mounts solved it.

Check your tranny mount at the same time.

06-27-2002, 03:22 PM

Whenever a piece of equipment stops working, it "breaks".
However, the forward motion of your car is halted by your "brakes".