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Vibration I had water pump and timing belt replaced. Now car vibrates obnoxiously. It's O.k. when in neutral, but when in gear and at a stop (foot on brake) the car vibrates. Mechanic replaced motor mounts, but it did not solve problem.

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  • jboyd1025 Sep 06, 2008

    2003 passat vibrates and engine light comes on

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I owned from birth a 2003 1.8T, automatic Passat. It has 80k miles and had both front axels replaced. When I am stopped , foot on brake, engine in gear there is a vibration. If I place xmission in neutral the vibration ceases. The VW shop said all engine and transmission mounts needed to be replaced. I had them replaced and it did not fix problem. I also replaced spark plugs. Engine runs smooth and quite in park. I have had all required service done since I purchased Passat.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    92 VW Golf GL 1.8 8V, replaced both CV axles and experiencing the same symptoms. Had exhaust hangers replaced and exhaust system checked out for blockages (cat, both mufflers) but all checked out ok. Found more people with this problem on the VW forums as well.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    Vibration while in gear and not running...

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Have mechanic go back in and set timing belt right will fix problem for sure

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Vw's have manifold vacume issues if camshaft timing is out by even the slightest amount causing vibration at lower idle speeds . the camshaft sproket floats on the cam did your mechanic replace the cam seal if so and he did not have the special tools its a good chance thats your problem i encountered this issue in a audi a4 v6 i got the tools and found a 3 deg difference between banks my customer had also had all engine mounts replaced hope this sheds some light for you

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Hi,
Was this work done by a VW equipped garage? It does sound like the cambelt timing is out. You haven't said whether it is a petrol or diesel engine, but my first suggestion is to get the fault codes - aka Diagnostic Trouble Codes / DTC's - read using the onboard diagnostic system. This likely won't be free unless you do it yourself (see my other solutions) but it will help you to avoid replacing things that don't need replacing and get to the source of the trouble as quickly as cheaply as possible.

Hope this helps a bit. D.

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