What does shaking when accelerating mean? Please help!

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Asked by Oct 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 vr6 manual and I had a bad shift where I accidentally hit it into 2nd instead of 4th and it made a bad
grinding sound and bucked and now it has a vibration when I accelerate but it takes off fine so I don't think it can be
the clutch, can this be the transmission? My brother checked out the engine so idk what else it can be , please help!

6 Answers

The 'bucking' is not good, to state the obvious. Grinding is gears not meshing, you may have broken a cog off of a gear, so yes it is probably the transmission

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20,715

define vibration when you accelerate? Like 0-60 or in a specific gear? This shift put stress on alot of components. IDK how fast you were going but unless you were racing it, or in 5th cruising there may not be internal damage. The trans usually wont engage a gear when going to fast for it without some effort on your part.

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I was only going like 40, it wasn't even fully in second gear, it hit into a place like in between 2nd and 4th, and when I heard the sound I put it in nuetral so it's not like the gears were grinding for a long time

20,715

So define this vibration on acceleration you feel. Is it from a stop? If you did what you said your gearbox should be fine. A shakeing from take off can be worn cv axles.

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2,675

I would be looking at the inner drivers on the axle shafts.

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it only really happens in third and fourth gear when the tacometer gets to about 2 wile in third gear and then i shift to 4th gear and it gets worse. it seems to be the worst when its going uphill, the vibration is mostly in the petals and the dashboard where the stereo is

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