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Shaky Engine - Wiggle room

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by MistahYebba, May 25, 2017.

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    1. MistahYebba

      MistahYebba Active Member

      June 29, 2015
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      Seems like my engine has some wiggle room.

      When I start the truck -- or shut it off, for that matter -- it sort of "shakes"...

      When idling, there's an occasional, unpredictable shaky feeling as well.

      It's not necessarily that it runs rough, but it's like SOMETIMES, some of the "combustions" in there make it move around more than others...

      Now, from what I understand, engine mounts can be tightened, replaced, etc...

      Does this sound like a loose or worn engine mount(s) problem?

      How do you even go about tightening engine mounts when all of the weight of the engine is upon them?

      Thanks for your time and help!
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    3. mbrando1994

      mbrando1994 Active Member

      May 17, 2015
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      Mine has the same shuttering feeling at idle, seems like it is running slightly rough, maybe somethings loose, can someone advise? I'm not an engine expert and am wondering if this is normal
    4. phillip723

      phillip723 New Member

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      Probably not normal. If not engine mounts, could be a misfire. Is the check engine light on? If so, read the codes or have them read. Autozone or O'Reilly's will do it for free. Even if the check engine light is off, still could be a misfire issue. Sometimes the misfire is so inconsistent that it won't throw a check engine light.

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