Malibu 15 Trembling?

Hello, had an issue driving home. My malibu would begin to shake as I was driving down the free way. When stopped at a red light it would take a little bit for the car to get moving. At the same time I had the stabili track warning on my dash. I've read online it's most likely a spark plug issue. When I got home i turned the car off and back on and the warning was gone. I drove awhile around the neighborhood with no issues. Any ideas if this is a spark plug issue? Why would everything seem normal now?

Thanks!

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  • 1 month ago

    The most common reason for your issue is an intermittent bad wheel speed sensor. Find a scan tool that reads ABS codes to find out if a code was set. If no code yet you then need to drive while monitoring the 4 wheel speed sensor readings to see which one is reading different then the other 3.

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  • 1 month ago

    Have the OBD2 trouble codes extracted, write them all down verbatim, then come back here with the codes. The we might be able to help you.

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  • Ron
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    1 month ago

    Spark plug issue? It could be one of many things. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Actually, StabiliTrak™ is a computerized braking susbsytem, a more sophisticated version of four-wheel ABS that can apply as well as release individual brakes.  Unfortunately, StabiliTrak has double the connections of four-wheel ABS for the electrohydraulics and sensors, and Mr. Goodwrench® has a history of problems tracking down intermittent failures with the system.  From the symptoms ye describe, there is a problem hindering brake release, but ye'll need an ABS brake specialist to track down the exact cause.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Car was misfiring.  How many miles on the car?  If over 100k and the plugs have not been changed, time to see a mechanic.  And get the mechanic to check for any trouble codes on the vehicle including pending codes. Could be a coil that is about to fail completely or a bad crank or cam sensor.

    • Michael1 month agoReport

      Thanks for the info. It has 80,000 miles

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