Help: 2004 Passat 1.8T shakes at idle
thejimrose at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 11:33:57 EDT 2007
in the vag cars i've owned, when you can start to feel the motor in
the steering wheel / dash / etc at idle it's a sign of very poor
running or bad mounts. if the vibration level has changed as you say
then something is likely amiss.
i'd have the mounts checked.
> This is a 1.8T with the auto-tip transmission. I am speaking of an
> unpleasant feeling in the steering wheel, the seat, and the floor boards. I?m not
> sure whether the engine really is running poorly, or whether the engine
> isolation system (motor mounts?) is to blame. It is just a harshness that seems too ?
> direct? to be normal. It reminds me of my old 5-cylinder 4000Q. I should
> add that otherwise, off-idle, it runs wells and I am happy with it.
> I just bought his cars used with 38k miles, and I don?t have any information
> on its history. I took it to the dealer, because it is still under
> warrantee. They told me it has no codes, and there is nothing ?broken? with it; it
> just needs a tune up (spark plugs, air filter, etc.). I did the spark plugs
> and air filter work myself, and let them charge me for a ?throttle body
> cleaning service?, and it still shakes.
> This is my first ownership of a 1.8T. A while ago, my buddy let me drive his
> 2001 Audi A4 with a 1.8T (manual trans), and I don?t remember it being this
> rough. My other car is a Cadillac, so perhaps I am being unfair with my
> expectations (I don?t even know whether the Cadillac is running; I have to
> reassure myself that is it by looking at the tach).
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