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

 

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ablass, Sumter, SC, October 15, 2013, 13:52
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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.

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    Craig's Car Care Inc (5 Answers) , Allen, TX - (972) 885-6147
    craigscarcare October 15, 2013, 14:05
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    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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    ablass, October 16, 2013, 06:12
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    Thank you so much. I am going to take it into the dealership.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12184 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 16, 2013, 06:03
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    agree with #1 or poss trans mounts

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