<hr style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> <!-- google_ad_section_start -->Hi. I have had my Ford Focus
for about a year and a few months now. It has always shaken a little bit, but here lately it has recently gotten a lot worse. It shakes violently and sometimes feels like it wants to loose power. It Vibrates too. It also shakes when I drive it and when its idling, and only stops after it has been running for a good while but always does it again when i recrank it. It has about 161,000 miles on it maybe more, don't know an estimate on it right now without looking at it. I am a college student and need a dependable vehicle, it was okay when I first got it, but lately it has me scared to drive it cause i don't know what is wrong. I have taken it to several places to get it fixed, and everyone just tells me its common for 4 cylinders to shake. It also seems to have one spark plug loose, but everyone claims that they cant fix it, its not that big of a problem. My boyfriend knows a lot about cars, and thinks it may be the engine mounts or misfiring. He also said something about one of my cylinders going out, so i may just have a 3 cylinder instead of a 4 and that's why the loosing of power started recently. It hasn't always done that, but it has always shook and vibrated. I have also been told that the loosing of power may have something to do with the alternator. I am a girl, and I have no knowledge of anything about cars, except how to drive one. I just really would like to know if anyone could help me. Thank you very much. It has had me really frustrated lately.