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Old 04-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Question Vibration when idling.

I've noticed that my 2009 Focus tends to vibrate almost every time my car is idling. It used to happen from time to time, and I used to think of it as a purr, but as it became more and more common, it started to frustrate me. I've seen a lot of 1st-gen owners complaining about it, but is this common amongst 2nd gen Focus' as well? I regularly take it in for oil changes and the regular inspection. Could it be that my spark plugs need to be changed?


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It could be an engine mount, right?
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I have a vibration when idiling or when taking off at too low rpm's. Sounds like i have subs under my hood :S
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It's not so much a vibrating sound as it is a feeling. I feel my whole body vibrating in the seat, as if I were sitting on a gigantic cat that was purring, haha.
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I apologize if there are errors, use an interpreter
Just place a vibrating or moving without the speed? Vibration is felt in a range of wheel speed or the whole body acceleration ...
If the vibration is in motion, the problem may be the unbalanced tires. If only the acceleration, problem may be in the axis which drives the wheels
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Just place a vibrating or moving without the speed? Vibration is felt in a range of wheel speed or the whole body acceleration ...
If the vibration is in motion, the problem may be the unbalanced tires. If only the acceleration, problem may be in the axis which drives the wheels
It doesn't vibrate when the car is rolling, only when it is idling (at a red light, stop sign, driveway, etc). If that were the case, I'd look into getting a front-end alignment, or getting my tires balanced.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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You may be feeling when the rpms dip then it studders to just barely keep it running. Its the ecu that is telling it to be weird to conserve gas. Mine stopped the vibrations after i got a tune
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The ecu lets the rpms dip as low as they possibly can then just before it stalls the car studders a bit car vibrates and regains its composer for a few mins or seconds. Its not consistent. Happens sometimes more than others.
This sound like your issue?
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The ecu lets the rpms dip as low as they possibly can then just before it stalls the car studders a bit car vibrates and regains its composer for a few mins or seconds. Its not consistent. Happens sometimes more than others.
This sound like your issue?
Sounds like mine on occasion, had them go down to roughly 200-250 with clutch in.
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Sounds like mine on occasion, had them go down to roughly 200-250 with clutch in.
See with Autos its more noticable i guess because its doing it all on its own. No clutch going in and out to help stall
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