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I have had the gearbox replaced, clutch replaced and gear selector replaced but have stron vibration starting around 4-50 mph then very strong at around 70mph. Its a 2008 TDI 95-5 Turbo with 85,000 mi

The car runs smoothly under steady spped buy on acceleration vibrates mildly at 40-50 but up as 70 mph very severe. Garage thought it might be a worn bushing on the engine sub-frame as they said this would have been dropped during the gear box change. Don't really want to go back to the same garage as did the repairs as they were a complete nightmare. Any suggestions?

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