My 1969 Beetle convertible starts shaking in 4th gear at about 45 miles an hour. Royal Tom

Asked by Jul 21, 2013 at 04:10 PM about the 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1969 Beetle convertible starts shaking, gearshift and body, in 4th gear at about
45 miles an hour.  Runs well at lower speeds and gears.

2 Answers


Check your wheel balance and tires, alignment and anything loose in the suspension and frame. Lug nuts nice and tight?


Yep, broken belt in a tire, bent rim, axle bearings loose, stuff like that. Good call on the lug nuts Tom

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