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Experience:  Auto Technician
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Our Mazda 323 just started juddering at low revs in 4th and

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Hi - Our Mazda 323 just started juddering at low revs in 4th and 3rd gear whilst out today - its an old 323 astina..
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: feels like the gearbox or clu
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: Mazda 323 Astina 2003 2.0
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2 litre or 1.8 I am not sure
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Car has doen 100,000k Has had timing belt replaced recently but its been fine till now..
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a friend who is a mechanic - I will not be trying to fix it!
But it would help if I could check some things to see what it might be..
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE master tech.

Usually a shudder on acceleration on a manual trans is the clutch slipping. You would need your mechanic to verify on a test drive. A new clutch kit and flywheel would fix the problem

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hopefully this helps you out and please rate the answer, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Dan

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Dan here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated. We have 7 days to get a post rated before it times out. When a post times out, that means its no longer on my active list (if you reply I never know it.) You have already paid the fees to get this question answered, but it appears you’re not pleased, or need more help.

Let me help some more. Is there anything else you feel I could offer so you would be pleased with my help.

Thanks Dan