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OK, I'm new to the forum, so please excuse some of the questions if they seem stupid or obvious. The problem I've been experiencing happened just recently, it is as follows: Every time i put the car into first, and let off slowly, the car shakes, the whole dash vibrates; yet not soo much that my deck skips (it only takes a bump in the road before the cd skips) I have a new front engine mount that I replaced a few months ago, and i just adjusted the clutch a few weeks ago. Also, if I rev the engine a bit more while letting off, it doesn't do this, any ideas?
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (Tbird Pimpistik)

test your engine mounts before you start ripping off your tranny to get at the flywheel/pressure plate. Do a search for engine mounts and you'll find the different ways to test them.
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (whofarzed)

I checked the mounts, and they're all good; I replaced the front mount a few months ago. The rattling dissapears if the engine is revving around 2krpm. The the clutch and pressure plate were replaced maybe 2 years ago, and i dont think i did too many smoke shows
I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem I'd like to fix it too
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (whofarzed)

if the car has basically no power in the low end of the rpm range, then I would suggest getting your timing set. If the timing is a little too far advanced, the engine will have better power in the high end of the power band and less in the low end.
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (whofarzed)

I am a "new" VW owner, just bought an 87 Golf GL a few weeks ago and I am having the same problem. There are a few others who have posted with similar problems also. One common fix that has been suggested is the Idle Stabilizer Valve. Maybe you should check that. Although I went out to my Golf last night to look for it and I couldn't find it. I thought it was supposed to be between the valve cover and intake manifold on a CIS-E. Maybe I don't have a CIS-E
or maybe I'm just a tard
and didn't see right in front of me. I'll try to take a picture of my engine bay tonight if there is enough light out when I get home. Maybe someone will be able to tell me what type of FI I have and where the ISV is.
quote:[HR][/HR]I checked the mounts, and they're all good; I replaced the front mount a few months ago. The rattling dissapears if the engine is revving around 2krpm. The the clutch and pressure plate were replaced maybe 2 years ago, and i dont think i did too many smoke shows
I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem I'd like to fix it too[HR][/HR]​
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (whofarzed)

Ok, so I was just driving home for lunch, and being slow letting off the clutch (when the problem is most noticeable) and there was basically no shaking
I'll see if the problem recurrs, but I have no idea what happened to the problem, maybe she just had a cold and is feeling better now
I'll post follow-ups if the problem recurrs
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (whofarzed)

thats crazy b/c i have a 87 jetta gl and i dont know what the prob is. my frontend shook sometimes and jus a couple weeks ago my clutch peddle jus gave out it wont release at all. my father and i changed the clutch cable and it still wont release right , i think its the clutch and i got a nw one. also i noticed that before this happened a strange smell was coming from where the tranny is so i dont know what the deal is my car will change gear when not on but soon as i crank the engine the shifter wont move at all . im puzzled
 

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Re: Shakes when going into gear... (Raymarkable)

perhaps the spring part of the spring loaded clutch arm on the outside of the tranny case gave out on you, causing the clutch to not return to it's original position.
BTW, the ISV is a little cylinder shaped thing with two vaccum hoses going to it and an electical connector. Follow the intake hose to a smaller air hose branching off of the intake hose, and then to the ISV. If your car is CIS then you dont' have one, so don't beat yourself to death because you can't find it



[Modified by The_Jerbel, 8:56 PM 4-5-2002]
 
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