When I start my car with the engine cold, it starts up no problem. But as long as my engine is cold, when I shift into first gear and step on the gas the car shakes violently and barely moves forward. To get it to go forward I really have to gun the gas pedal hard a few times then I can shift into the other gears with no problem. After I've been driving about 5 minutes and my engine has warmed up I have no trouble at all moving forward from a complete stop, no violent shaking.
Why does my car shake violently when engine is cold? on 1997 Honda Civic
by The Ox in Tucson, AZ on March 08, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor , April 03, 2010
You should check all the spark plugs and wires. I had the same problem with my Supra. You should also check for vacuum leaks. It may also be your TPS.
ANSWER by Visitor , March 22, 2010
I also have the same problem with my Skoda Octavia ambiente 2001 1.6ltr petrol. When the engine is cold, after putting the first gear i can hardly move and i have to push the gas pedal severally to enable me move. Kindly help.