why is there a hard jerk while pulling off from stopping? on 2007 Volkswagen Jetta

While pulling off from a light or a complete stop my car is doing like a kick in shift that is hard as if someone hit me in the back. When I stop it is as if it is a hard settle in. Also while driving it is idling up high. Please help.

by in Sumter, SC on October 15, 2013
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ANSWER by on October 15, 2013
If your car has an automatic transmission, start by checking the fluid level. If it is even just a quart low it can cause that sudden jerk when trying to pull away from a stop. Read your owners book to see what type of fluid to use, or better yet stop by a trusted repair facility and ask them to see if it is low and if there are any leaks.
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COMMENT by on October 16, 2013
Thank you so much. I am going to take it into the dealership.
ANSWER by on October 16, 2013
agree with #1 or poss trans mounts