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My 2002 VW is shaking around the transmission area. When idle it sounds like its accelerating and the engine check light is on as well as the P R N D 2 3 indicators on the dash all simultaneously light up as opposed to just the one P or D.

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  • ladylazarus9 Jun 28, 2009

    Ok. The user guide that came with my car is limited to fuses and fluids so I am updating the issue. Its actually related to the starter and /or alternator. I changed the belts recently so I dont know why that would be an issue. I see the shaking is coming from the starter. It gets worse when I turn on the a/c and my car has been diagnosed with computer related issues.

  • ladylazarus9 Jun 28, 2009

    Ok. The user guide that came with my car is limited to fuses and fluids so I am updating the issue. Its actually related to the starter and /or alternator. I changed the belts recently so I dont know why that would be an issue. I see the shaking is coming from the starter. It gets worse when I turn on the a/c and my car has been diagnosed with computer related issues.

  • ladylazarus9 Jun 29, 2009

    Ok. I looked up the part that I suspect to be damaged and it is the secondary air pump. I am certain this time and should have done this before anything. While inspecting under the hook I noticed the engine oil cap warning about catalytic converter damage if the oil exceeds the tanks maximum amount. This did occur approximately 2 months ago unfortunatley by a dummy I hired to change my shocks and steering. There was some oil leaking for a while but the final verdict is this caused an oil contaminated cataclyst inside the converter disrupting the air injection basically clogging the exhaust system. I havent gone in there yet to be able to report the extent of damage but the solution is underway. Good luck

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You have a transmission code. Take it to a VW capable transmission shop.

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