Gear Stick Wobbles When Accelerating

Maria Garcia
• Sunday, 09 May, 2021
• 9 min read

I got worried then when my mate picked up his new Billabong and his did it as well, I thought muffin of it! Sorry to hijack your post but my valve gear stick moves quite a bit when u accelerate hard.

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I got this problem have has since I had the car from new nearly 2 years ago now, i didn't really think much of it till the old man said that it wasn't right when he drove it once, then my bro got a new Clio and his gear stick is solid as a rock. Took mine in to get checked the done sumthin, and it seemed ok but only fora little bit.

Gearstick shaking bad when accelerating I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before, or has any idea what it could be that is wrong with my car. When I'm accelerating my car shakes and the gear stick shakes awful, it gets worse the higher the revs get.

It's not every single time, but its getting more and more frequent quickly. The car has had a replacement gearbox and clutch at some point so hopefully it won't be that.

If you can then it could be wheeled balancing that is seriously out. Driveshafts, wheel bearings would be other possibilities. Or even the ball joint in the wishbone where it connects to the strut could be seriously worn giving the same effect as wheel bearing with wheel balancing out Ashley.

The thing is it's not in the steering wheel at all, well it shakes when the whole dash and shit shakes, but you can't mainly feel it in the steering wheel. I was out in it earlier because I HAD to go somewhere and fuck me it was bad, i won't be driving it anywhere now til it gets fixed I can barely get up to 40 without the gear lever going crazy and my bones rattling.

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Hmm mm I'm thinking its is the driveshaft, possibly popped out but not all the way. Got the carjacked up but TBH, i don't have a clue what I'm looking for. I know where the driveshafts are, and on the passenger side the bit connecting to the engine wiggles a little and makes a noise, and the other one doesn't but i went of said that was the cause of this.

It wiggles a tiny bit and makes a little knocking noise, but this gear stick rattle is very bad and makes the car barely drivable. This driveshaft doesn't seem to be that bad, it's the inside CV I think. It could be the driveshaft, imagine when it's spinning at 40mph, the little rock you feel under the car will be exaggerated. For gearbox mounts check the lower one at the back of the gearbox.

Check the rubber inside for perished or cracked. Get a crowbar in between the mount and the bracket and arch it and test how much flex there is.

Also try it from above the engine, think I said it in this thread, but get Simone to sit in the car with the brakes on, put it in gear and bring the clutch up repeatedly quite sharply (who its switched on), listen for a knocking and watch for movement. Undo the bolts holding the rubber mount on and slide off.

I'll try to get someone who knows what they're doing to look. I know what your saying about the driveshaft but it's not really a clunking noise, it's the fact the cars shaking and gear stick looks like it's gonna snap off while driving slow. Yeh its underneath the battery lol, big silver box lol. I think its best you leave it to Ricky lol he'll know what it is straight away with his eyes closed.

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Ok I got a few pics from ages ago which should help you. From under the car look for this mount, and check the rubber in it the round bit. This is the gearbox mount, check this one as well undo both bolts either side and the nut on top and check the middle stud bolt hasn't snapped.

With age and less periodic maintenance, any car will shake and vibrate at the time of riding. A bent axle could cause serious shaking. Even the slightest bend can be the reason for serious shaking, especially when the car speeds up.

The surprising fact is even a minor fender-bender or a small bump in the road can lead to the twisting of the axle. Sometimes, the problem could be the result of a worn out CV joint that you will find at the end of the axle.

A loose tire not only causes vibration but can also lead to major accidents. Tires that are out of balance or misaligned due to worn out tread or bad installation won’t let the vehicle to run straight on the road.

Lots of components could be in question if the vibration comes through the wheel. If the tires are fine, the wheel is the next item that should come on your diagnosis list. Loose or damaged wheel bearings could give your vehicle a good shake at higher speeds.

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So I just bought my first car yesterday, and I'm pretty sure it was fine when I drove it home. But today I've got this problem: when I press the accelerator the gear stick moves backwards (still in gear though), so much so that if it's in 1, 3 or 5 it looks like it's in neutral and if its in 2 or 4 it's tilted so far back something it clearly wrongs.

My experience: I had exactly this problem with my old car, my Clio, and I solved it by replacing all three engine/gearbox mounts... myself. Put it into gear and lift the clutch to a heavy biting point, while someone watches the engine in its compartment.

But today I've got this problem: when I press the accelerator the gear stick moves backwards (still in gear though), so much so that if it's in 1, 3 or 5 it looks like it's in neutral and if its in 2 or 4 it's tilted so far back something it clearly wrongs. If I press the clutch or take my foot off the accelerator it goes back to the right place, if I take my foot off the accelerator quickly though it goes back, but you can hear a banging sound.

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(Original post by Bavarian Motor Works) 100% agree .... Ironically I don't tend to find BMW drivers lane hogging or not keeping left. (Original post by Jonathan) Nah, just wrapped around trees.

(Original post by Bavarian Motor Works) But not at an Audi What car do you drive ? Concur that it is either a soft engine mount or a broken stabilizer bar.

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