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Old 28 Apr 2013, 10:23 am
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Default Shakin' (With apologies to Eddie Money)

You know I have this car I really love to drive.
But there's this problem when I take it for a ride
When I am stopped and have it in gear.
I feel vibrations in my hands and in my rear.

My car was shakin'
Vibrating fenders
The hood was moving 'round and 'round
My car was was shakin'

I changed the wires 'cause I heard they weren't great
I changed the sparkplugs and I did the intake.
I checked for vacuum leaks and got them zip-tied.
But that made no difference to my sweet little ride.

It's still shakin'
Vibrating fenders
The hood was moving 'round and 'round
Shakin'

I got so fed up...
I changed the torque struts...
And crossed my fingers.

(Ahhh yeah)

I'm always modding, maybe modding too much.
I love that little car and I just can't get enough.
When I'm so low and I've got nowhere to go,
Jump in the Cruiser even though it's real slow.

But it's still shakin'
Vibrating fenders.
The hood was moving up and down, 'round and 'round and 'round
And shakin'

Sh, Sh, Sh, Sh, Sh, Sh#t it's shakin'
Sh, Sh, Sh, Sh, Sh, Sh#t it's shakin'

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Old 28 Apr 2013, 10:27 am
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hahaha very nice!

Have you checked your swaybar bushings, if those are shot it can move the vibration a lot
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Old 28 Apr 2013, 04:19 pm
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Thank you, thank you.

I haven't actually done any of these things yet. I just know these are what need to be checked out.

I wasn't planning on actually asking for help with this post; just showcasing my lyrical genius.

But... There is a howling/moaning noise tied to the rpm, when the engine is under load with the ac on. The radiator fan comes on when I turn the ac on. It makes the shaking worse when stopped. Does that help pinpoint the issue?

It's an 05 GT
180K miles but very well maintained.
Has the Mopar wires
Haven't checked the plugs
What/where do I zip-tie?

I plan on getting a new coil, wires, plugs, and intake gaskets and do everything at once.
Go with copper Champions?
MSD wires and coil?
The gasket pack comes with 4 o-ring dealies and a traditional gasket, right?
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Old 28 Apr 2013, 04:53 pm
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Have you done the trick where you stand hard on the brake while in gear and give it gas to see how much the engine moves? That should tell you if the engine mounts are bad which would make it shake at idle.

The coil pack that comes with the PT is pretty good. Unless your having problems with that, I'd leave it alone.

The 4 rectangle shaped gaskets go between the upper and lower manifold and if you haven't had them apart or only once, they can be used over and over a couple times as long as you look at them and they aren't squashed or torn.
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Old 28 Apr 2013, 05:21 pm
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I had someone hold the brake and switch from drive to reverse while I watched the engine. It seemed to move quite a bit. Would that be the same thing?

Gasket pack is only $6.50 so I figured I'd do that too. Some of the packs have eight o-ring things. The one for my car has 4 o-rings and a regular/traditional gasket. Is that right? I would think you just pop them in. Is it more difficult than it looks?
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The engine shouldn't move too much. Lots of owners had to replace to fill in the rubber gasket in the middle of the mounts. The upper right mount is pretty easy to see if the rubber part is worn away. Here's how to do-it-yourself on the fix for the lower mount.

how to fill your engine mount

The 4 red rectangle rubber gaskets are easy to put in, no trouble at all. Not sure which other gasket your talking about.
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Thanks Crewzin.
I know about the filled engine mounts. That would probably be my last step.
I think the gaskets are a GT thing.
I hope its just a plug/wire problem and the ac amplifys it.
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