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Offline MK2000

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car shuddering/shaking when idle
« on: June 25, 2019, 01:29:58 pm »
Hey how's everyone going  :)

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I got my VW Golf TSI from Christchurch in December of last year. So far so good. It's a nice ride and the most I had to change were the windscreen wipers (apparently they were not the right ones) in addition to having to re-calibrate the air conditioning in the car.

I was wondering if anybody has experienced the car shaking/shuddering when idle. I've been noticing this at stoplights or when idle in traffic. It's not exactly improving or getting worse but it's kinda there in the background and likes to make itself known every now and then. I took it to the mechanic and he couldn't sense it. The car has done 38,000km only

any advice would be quite appreciated

Offline Naekyr

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 03:45:57 pm »
spark plugs or coil packs would be my guess - or at least I hope for your sake it's as something simple and easy to fix as this

most importantly - get a scan done, check if the shaking is cylinder misfires
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 10:58:26 pm by Naekyr »

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 06:36:52 pm »
From your other post I see itís the 1.4l. Is it the twin charged version?
Does it feel like itís the gearbox/clutches or the engine?

Offline MK2000

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 11:12:17 am »
yes it's the turbocharged version

I can't quite tell but from my past experience with something similar on the previous car it's probably the spark plugs, so maybe an engine issue

the shaking happens out of the blue and is abrupt. i can feel it in the driver's seat but also on the front passenger's side.

« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 12:26:33 pm by MK2000 »

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 07:32:13 pm »
So, turbocharged but not supercharged as well. Therefore itís the 90kw version. The twin charged version is known for being very unreliable and problematic.
Without seeing/hearing itís hard to say, but my guess would be the clutch packs.

The fact that itís low mileage doesnít mean too much. My wifeís twin charged one needed a new engine after only 3 years and 20,000k. That was with a full service history at Giltrap Volkswagen too.

Offline MK2000

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 09:25:58 pm »
damn! a new engine, how much did that cost?

yeah a fuel injected turbo charged engine. I have some images of it but for some reason am not able to upload them

also the gearbox is a bit jittery on lower gears (1 and 2) but maybe that's because of the way I drive
« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 09:31:35 pm by MK2000 »

Offline McDoof

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 09:34:58 am »
7 speed or 6 speed DSG?
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Offline MK2000

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 09:18:22 pm »

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 12:13:39 pm »
Fairly common issue with those being juddery. My brother has a 1.8TSI passat with that same gearbox. They eventually replaced the clutches under warranty. Problem gone.
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Offline MK2000

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 01:56:29 pm »
Fairly common issue with those being juddery. My brother has a 1.8TSI passat with that same gearbox. They eventually replaced the clutches under warranty. Problem gone.

i see. probably take it to a mechanic to have it sorted out. do you know any good ones in chch?

Offline Alittletuningco

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2019, 07:46:25 pm »
Service Pro on Ferry Road, or Dubworld, or DCH automotive.

Offline MK2000

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Re: car shuddering/shaking when idle
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 06:06:51 pm »
Service Pro on Ferry Road, or Dubworld, or DCH automotive.

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