Question about 2001 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Spluttering Engine I have a 2001 v5 - it has jut bee serviced. The car ran finefor 1 week but new shudders when turns on and shudders in low gears. Any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,010 Answers

Could be that the oil filler cap is off or a crank case vent hose is broken, these are just minor problems, could be something major though.
My advice is not to start the engine as there is a fire risk, put the car on a tow truck and get you local garage to check it out, they can degrease the engine and fix the problem for you, safely.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cant put into gear. Errors anti pollution sytem failure. Low oil pressure

change mechanics --or bring back and have them fix correctly when they did the engine work doesnt sound like was done correctly and now you may have a bigger problem

Aug 08, 2016 | 2007 Peugeot 207 CC

1 Answer

My 2004 Mazda tribute has started shuddering in all gears, not contuously but seems when it drops below the 2 on rpms. Had just had it serviced and oil changed 2 weeks ago

Did you have the motor oil changed or the transmission oil? Your check engine light should be on and you should have it scanned by a professional. Did it start to shudder immediately after the service? Its very hard to tell without seeing the car to diagnose myself.

Mar 09, 2016 | Mazda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

It has been doing great but one day last week I drove it down the road and at 30mpg it started shuddering, it stopped at 35 and does great at highway speeds?? Help me please!!! Jan

If it's automatic it may not be selecting lower gear at lower revs.
other possibility is the engine management light is coming on.this is a yellow car icon on the sash.if this does come on then the car automatically goes into limp mode where it can't go faster than 30 mph to protect the engine.all sorts of reasons for it doing this low oil ....low oil pressure ....low brake fluid etc.get it to a garage and let then check ecu for any fault codes.but it does sound transmission related whereby the gears are fine when the revs are up but once you ease off accelerator it dies suggesting gears not dropping to lower gear or vacuum leak.

Mar 25, 2015 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero

1 Answer

Ford escort 55 van cold start problem 1.8 diesel 2001


Its cold start issues:----

Go through the list of help links mentioned below:----

Click the link :----

Cold start problem and vehicle shudder around 2500 to 3500 rpms


Low idle when cold out side?


Ford explorer 4.0 will not idle when cold?


Automatic transmission shift lever hard to move on cold mornings?


Car won't start when cold?


These will help.


Nov 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I nearly ran my car out of gas and now it is shuddering and acting like it has no power and the check engine light is now on help

Sounds like you sucked up debris into fuel pump.........

I know it happens, but low gas can cause fuel pumps to fail.

Try high test gas to see if it resolves the issue

Feb 15, 2011 | 2001 Hyundai Sonata

1 Answer

Our 3 week old Fortuner 3.0 manual 2010 model has had 2 replacement clutches. The problem was eveident when we took delivery on the 19/7/2010. The vehicle shudders in first gear. Toyota is happy to just...

lol. That sounds unusual to me that they would change the clutch.But, I would ask them if the shudder in first gear is due to loose engine mounts or if when they changed the clutch, they used a new pressure plate and checked the flywheel for warpage?

Aug 10, 2010 | Toyota Passenger Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car shudders at 2800 rpm

get computer codes but sounds like low fuel pressure (fuel pump)

Feb 04, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

Jut bought used car today from Carmax. FOr some reason when in high gears (4th & 5th) and only running rpm's @ 3000 the a/c turns warm, and does not kick back in until in lower gear and after a few...

the freon is probably low, when you are at a high rpm the compressor is pumping faster causing the pressure to drop and when it drops the low pressure switch reconizes this and shuts the compressor down to avoid damage. now the condensation is coming from coldness of the low pressure line.

Aug 27, 2008 | Suzuki Aerio SX Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Volkswagen Golf Logo

Related Topics:

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers


Level 3 Expert

63661 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides