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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-11, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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hi my name is derrick and i have a 2000 ford mustang 3.8L.147,000 mi.-new fuel filter ,air filter, new plugs and wires with no fluid leaks anywhere, well i switched from regular oil to high mile synthetic and now my engine shakes..the motor mounts appear to be ok , and i sprayed starter fluid around all the air hoses to see if the engine would idle up-but nothing happened...really dont know what else to check. It was running perfect one day and the day after the oil change it started running rough, almost feeling un-balanced. Idle @ .75 grand is fine....idle over .75 grand, shaking..and it shakes all the way through the car , i can hear the exhaust rattling around, steering wheel shaking...its crazy...i dont know...a few tips for me to check would be much appreciated, thank you...oh yea no codes on code machine

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If it all started since oil change , is it the correct oil grade or over filled ?
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i take it to vavoline everytime ...i will call them and ask them
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hi my name is derrick and i have a 2000 ford mustang 3.8L.147,000 mi.-new fuel filter ,air filter, new plugs and wires with no fluid leaks anywhere, well i switched from regular oil to high mile synthetic and now my engine shakes..the motor mounts appear to be ok , and i sprayed starter fluid around all the air hoses to see if the engine would idle up-but nothing happened...really dont know what else to check. It was running perfect one day and the day after the oil change it started running rough, almost feeling un-balanced. Idle @ .75 grand is fine....idle over .75 grand, shaking..and it shakes all the way through the car , i can hear the exhaust rattling around, steering wheel shaking...its crazy...i dont know...a few tips for me to check would be much appreciated, thank you...oh yea no codes on code machine
Hello and good day:

Have you checked all of your Wiring, Connections, and Vac Lines?

A simple Oil change should not cause this type of shaking of the engine.

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i take it to vavoline everytime ...i will call them and ask them
Should be o.k then .
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yes i checked all vac lines and all connections..everything checked out at vavoline...went to ford dealership and tech there said to check the crankshaft balancer...he said there should be a plastic ring around the actual part, so im looking into that now,, at a quick glance i didnt see any ring of sorts
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Do the oil change yourself. Valvoline may have been looking for some extra work and, if you "always" take your car to them they may have thought you'd bring it back to them for the work. It wouldn't be the first time I've heard of somebody tinkering with your car to make it seem like you needed all sorts of work when you don't. That, or they could be very inept and have screwed something up.

I took my car a Valvoline ONCE because it was brutally cold for weeks and I just didn't want to do my oil change in the cold. I asked them to replace the air filter as well - they didn't have the right size so they crammed one WAY to big in there and sent me on my way... didn't find it until my next oil change in the spring. I was pretty Oh, and they also told me that my S-belt was "all cracked" and needed to be replaced - that was 5 years ago and I just did it this past fall because I had it apart doing other repairs - still didn't "need" to be done.
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Hi, did anyone ever figure out the shaking problem with this Thread ? I seem to have the same problem with my 2000 3.8L Mustang
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Hi, did anyone ever figure out the shaking problem with this Thread ? I seem to have the same problem with my 2000 3.8L Mustang

Old thread I doubt the original poster would reply back. I would start a new thread or someone may reply.

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Ronbo, what have you checked so far?

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