1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Shaking Car?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by marc_mcquilling, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. marc_mcquilling

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Guys,

    My '57 A3 Sport 1.9TDi starts shaking between the speeds of 55-70MPH. at all other speeds it is perfect.

    I have only had the car 2 weeks so i took it back to the garage i bought it from and they have looked into the issue and concluded that it was not the wheel balancing/ bleb in the tyre, but that it was the fuel filter restricting the flow of diesel to the engine. Apparently this uis quite common on A3's and Passats?

    Anyway, this has not resolved the issue and im just wondering what on earth it could be?

    Any ideas/ pointers?

    Thanks Guys, Marc.
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
    Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,217
    Likes Received:
    302
    wheel balancing , tracking out , buckled wheels are not unknown too
     
  4. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator
    Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,662
    Likes Received:
    116
    As above. Need to get mine done, think I damaged a wheel from fun in the Snow :)
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
    Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    29,190
    Likes Received:
    1,659
    Could be a variety of things, is it in particular gears, did they check bearings, driveshafts, need more testing to eliminate as we could speculate all day long.

    As for fuel restriction, on a 1.9tdi 57, cant see it as even my derv fuel filter that wasnt changed on both my cars older than yours until last year, wasnt filthy to stop fuel & fuel pumps going, urm not that many heard of, as there are 2, 1 under rear bench & the tendem pump under hood on the 2.0tdi, not sure of 1.9 but probably same.
     
  6. SAiLO

    SAiLO Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    55
    I'd try the balancing first.
     

Share This Page