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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

You stated you had dirt in your wheels from the incident. Two things could be happening to you: You still have dirt in one or more of your wheels causing an imbalance. A simple scrub will take care ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

Even though you state that no curb was hit, it could be that you still hit something small while sliding and that could have affected the alignment of the wheels. Or if there really was no obstacle ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

Sliding sideways into the dirt on the shoulder could cause a bent rim. I would have suspected you would be more likely to feel that at about 45mph but if the bend is relatively light, this could be ...
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I have had wheel alignment and balancing several times, still my car is shaking

It could very well be that the tires are misformed due to ply separation, this is not very rare on old tires. It would make the wheel take a form that is not round, and you will get vibrations even if ...
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Steering wheel shakes at around 80 mph

The fact that you can feel the vibration in the steering wheel indicates the source is in the drivetrain, most probably something on the front axle. A very common thing that could cause this is an ...
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Car shaking when braking

The most common issue that makes a car shake when breaking is warped rotors. With warped rotors when you break the pad and caliper slide side to side causing the vibration. Depending on how badly they ...
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Car shaking on startup

Most of the time on the Mazda3 the blame is defective engine mounts, they are too soft. Its the upper mount that's the prevalent one. There are aftermarket replacements available. Now there are a ...
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Shaking steering wheel after new tires

It's possible the belts inside one of the tires is broken. With brand new tires, likely a manufacturing defect. A broken belt will make the car feel as you describe, and can be mistaken for the tires ...
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Engine Turns Over Gets to 500rpm, Shakes, Then Loses Power After Spark Plug & Wire Change

You need to go back and look at the firing order of the spark plug wires you installed. If you get two out of place on a four cylinder engine, you now only have two good firing cylinders, and ...
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What issue could I have that can be remedied by high quality gasoline?

The only thing which higher octane gas will solve is pinging (knocking or pre-ignition). As an aside, just because the gas is a higher octane does not mean it's higher quality. Higher octane gas does ...
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My car is shaking like wave on small bump

It sounds like your struts are shot. If you're talking about a shake/vibration at high speeds it more than likely is wheel balance. But if your talking about rocking side to side it would be your ...
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TSI engine, shaking at idle

I finally find the reason why my car is shaking at idle when the car at uphill. It was a piston failure and repair cost is around 2000$ and also that failure damaged compressor( which is combined with ...
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Mitsubishi eclipse convertible 2008 shaking problem

When you say that it shakes when you stop at a red light, based on the context, I'm assuming that you mean when the car is fully stopped and the engine is idling. (If I'm mistaken about that and you ...
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Ford Ranger 1989 2.3 L 2wd intermittent stutter/stall 2k rpm

More than likely it's the throttle position sensor (TPS). What happens is they can get a dead spot in them. If you look at them, they are just a rheostat which varies the voltage as it comes through .....
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wheel/pulley coming out of my engine is making a loud rattling noise

Your 'double wheel turning the belts' is called the crankshaft pulley. Some vehicles have a pulley assembled in two 'halves' and are bonded together to form the crankshaft pulley. In the bonded ...
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My van steering wheel shakes

The most likely cause is that broken mount - your chassis will be flexing, especially in a 30 year old van, so get that fixed first. There could be various other causes as well (bearings, suspension ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

If it is occurring at only a certain speed range it is most likely a wheel out of balance but could also be belt separation. If you take your vehicle to the location you got the tires many will do ...
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Diesel, fuel pressure drops at speed

The volume regulator at the high pressure pump would surely be a good candidate for the mentioned symptoms. Normally the volume regulator seems normal when accelerating (because he is mostly open, so ...
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Excessive vibration after new tire install

Thanks for all the responses. We found the problem. I ordered the rear tires for the car that were the correct size...I didn't realize that they had an incorrect sized tire on the vehicle when I ...
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2000 Honda Accord Shakes under acceleration

It sounds like its shaking at higher RPMs. Check plugs, distributor, and exhaust for leaks. Also check your motor mounts. It may be your harmonic balancer. Check to see if its securely in place
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Car shakes while stopped with my brake pressed

My first thought would be the motor mounts. They isolate the vibration of engine from the frame.
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Car stalling in the morning

I think this could definitely be cause by bad fuel. It would probably do good for you to put a bottle or two of gas treatment into your tank. Put it in and run the fuel down to near empty (not all the ...
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Engine, sudden reduced power with soft shaking

I would have checked the plugs and coil(s), but looks like you already found that answer.
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1999 Toyota Tercel shakes when stopped

If it is the 5E engine, they don't have a MAF. they use a Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor (MAP). SOME of them actually came with a 7A engine which did use a Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF). You can do a ...
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Steering wheel shakes at around 80 mph

IF you let the wheel go and it continues to track straight then it is most likely not in need of a alignment. My first thought would be to look at your tires. A missing weight or tires that are ...
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Ford Ranger 1989 2.3 L 2wd intermittent stutter/stall 2k rpm

See if there is a hidden fuel filter. Its inside a black plastic housing inside the frame rail between the fuel tank and the in-line pressure fuel pump. It has 4 fuel line ports, Best to unscrew the ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

Steering wheel vibration is caused by many things like brakes, suspension, but i think in your case its certainly your tires. Now 2 things could be happening. A) tires were deformed by the dirt ...
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Accord shakes at 60-65 MPH

Two Ideas. 1.) Bent wheel(s). The tires may be new, but a bent wheel will still cause a vibration. Person balancing tires may have missed this. 2.) Bad motor mount(s). The vibration is just ...
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Accord shakes at 60-65 MPH

Re-checking the balancing would be a cheap starting point, along with a close inspection of the wheels, as UAART1 pointed out. If you can locate the corner where the vibration comes from, exchange the ...
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Lifted Ford F-150 Shaking Horribly at 70+ mph

You will need to check each and every bush, steering or suspension joint for play - they will need to be absolutely perfect as any play will be multipled due to the lift. Also checking all mounting ...
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