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Old 12 Jul 2010, 03:58 pm
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New to this forum and was wondering if anyone could give me a little insight on what may be wrong with my PT. I have a 5 speed manual transmission that lurches/jerks when I shift into any gear and am accelerating. It almost feels like I'm relearning how to drive a stick shift (but I am shifting properly). The severity of the problem varies from day to day. Some well meaning friends have taken it for a spin to see if they can figure out the problem and their idea is that something is wrong with the clutch. Anyone else have any suggestions?
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Old 12 Jul 2010, 07:32 pm
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Welcome to the Forum. The cables run thru bushings that maybe worn and need to be replaced.
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Old 12 Jul 2010, 09:25 pm
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New to this forum and was wondering if anyone could give me a little insight on what may be wrong with my PT. I have a 5 speed manual transmission that lurches/jerks when I shift into any gear and am accelerating. It almost feels like I'm relearning how to drive a stick shift (but I am shifting properly). The severity of the problem varies from day to day. Some well meaning friends have taken it for a spin to see if they can figure out the problem and their idea is that something is wrong with the clutch. Anyone else have any suggestions?
I got my PT back in March and I still have this issue. I think its just the nature of the car. I have an 02 Jetta 1.8 turbo that I can drive flawlessly and when I get in the PT I get back to the jerking. For me, its not limited to shifting, I sometimes have a hard time getting it moving smoothly. I often wonder if people around me wonder if I don't know how to drive stick
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Old 12 Jul 2010, 11:14 pm
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It used to shift beautifully between gears. This is a new, and I must say, annoying problem. Even if I've been in a gear driving at a given speed and need to accelerate rapidly, it will begin jerking before I even need to shift to the next gear.
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Old 14 Oct 2010, 02:42 pm
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This does sound like a clutch issue...the clutch is slipping under heavy acceleration. The holding force of the clutch is being overtaken by the force exerted on the taxed engine. Does the problem exist when you accelerate slowly?
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