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Experience:  Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
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My car seems to shudder when I am pulling out of my drive or

Customer Question

Hi my car seems to shudder when I am pulling out of my drive or when I take off from traffic lights. Its like if my wheels are not moving. This also happens in reverse. Thank you
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Traffic lights, when I stop at a red light, when I begin to pull off it starts shuddering
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: Year is 07 it is a Volkswagen Passett
JA: What year is your Volkswagen?
Customer: 2007
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No dont think so, thank you
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 10 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today what fuel type is the engine and does it display any warning lights.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Petrol and no warning lights
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 10 days ago.

Is it a manual gearbox or the DSG automatic.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 10 days ago.

Is it more like a clutch / duel mass flywheel issue with the shuddering.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thats what im asking you. I dont know what it is
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 10 days ago.

Does the clutch pedal judder.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 10 days ago.

With the information i have the best option would be to have the clutch and flywheel checked out if all that seems fine then an inspection on the driveshafts as there is not much more related to the gearbox on a manual passat it is a real nice basic set up if you need me just get back to me on this thread regards Gavin.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you, I'll get it checked
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 9 days ago.

No problem keep me posted regards Gavin.