Annoying vibration while stopped and in Drive. on Toyota Camry

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Rough Idle/Vibration when stopped in drive If I put in Neutral its smooth as silk. Very annoying, have replaced the air filter spark plugs spark plug wires replace auto transmission fluid, flushed radiator, replaced PVC Valve, dog bone motor mount, and just for the heck of it the main belt for air/Generator to. Cleaned Throttle Housing with Throttle plate cleaner. Still does the same thing when in gear and stopped!!

While stopped and the selector is on D or P, I get horrible vibration. Once car starts moving, the vibration disappears.

2007 Toyota Camry 120,000 mi,
Severe vibration when car is stopped and gear selector is in drive. Vibration increases when ac is on. Solution clean the throttle body and throttle valve and mass airflow sensor with correct chemical cleaners to get rid of carbon buildup on them. This fixed the problem. I still have slight vibration but this is not a V6 and not a new car of course. The vibrations where so strong that I thought that it was a broken motor mount but after replacing those and still having the problem I knew it was something else. Check you tube for cleaning throttle body and mass airflow sensor. This is something most people can do if you can do small repairs on cars. Good luck.

car vibrates bad in drive while stopped at red light a little less when I shift to neutral all engine and trans mounts have been replaced

2004 Toyota Camry 170,000 mi,
When I accelerate I'm hearing a muffled 'small rocks tumbling' sound. Then while accelerating and maintaining speed the car shakes like crazy. Release gas and it stops. Press on gas and starts again. Need to fix as I can't get a new car but need to figure out what is wrong. Any suggestions?

1991 Toyota Camry 245,000 mi,
Vibrates in gear only at idle switch to neutral and it smooths out

vibration while stopped, feels like a muscle car, when the AC is used

1995 Toyota Camry 186,000 mi,
Slight shudder while car is in drive but stopped at a light with your foot on the brake.

2003 Toyota Camry 250,000 mi,
my car has a vibration while stopped in drive. I replaced the motor and trassmision mounts

After much research and replacing all the motor & transmission mounts I discovered the solution. "Exhaust Hanger Replacement." Wait till you see what Toyota is charging for these little babies. Essentially there are 5 hangers. Front, mid and front muffler hangers are all permanently attached to spindles and a small metal hanging chassis. Replacement is easy and can be done with just a socket wrench. The local dealer here charges $63 a piece (without installation) and $12 for the rear muffler hanger. If you could just replace the rubber the entire job would cost less than $10...But No!! By just replacing the mid and front hanger I eliminated 60% of the annoying vibration. After replacing the remaining 3 I had a brand new 95 Camry.

1995 Toyota Camry 230,000 mi,

1991 Toyota Camry 110,000 mi,
Steering wheel shakes violently when stopped in drive, much smoother in park and neutral. Also shakes in reverse. I've changed engine mounts, plugs, rotor and cap recently. O2 sensors are next.

I noticed this on my vehicle. If I shift to neutral, the vibration decreases. Articles on the Internet recommended a Top Engine Cleaning service which my dealer says they don't do anymore.

I had this problem on my 1996 Geo Prism (Corolla).

UPDATE: I've just had the top "dog bone" engine mount replaced at about 136K miles. It was pretty worn. That may have contributed to the vibration. It should have contributed to the jerky stops and starts I was starting to see.

My car engine vibrates while in idle

When stopped I get vibration.Fills like its coming from POWER STREERING PUMP

Car shaking when the engine in neutral and ac is on

When I come to a stop, with the brake on, in drive, there is a vibration. This does not occur if i shift to park, or take my foot off of the brake.

Ok, was told muffler needed to be fixed. Car makes a(not obnoxious) clunk sound when I go over speed bumps slowly.

Car vibrates when not in acceleration.

1994 Toyota Camry 111,000 mi,
new exhaust but still sounds load car vibrates when it idles and in drive