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I have a Volkswagen Passat 08 the engine runs rough when I'm

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Hi I have a Volkswagen Passat 08 the engine runs rough when I'm sitting at a red light when the car is in drive when I shift in neutral it goes away when I'm driving at normal or high speeds not a problem you don't feel the engine misfiring or anything like that if you have some answers I deeply appreciate that
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for choosing Just Answer . I'm Wolfgang here to help!!
Below is my first answer or request for more information. If you do not understand it, or you need more information from me, or need me to go in more detail. Do not rate yet, just reply. Put yourself in my shoes, I can not see, smell, hear, feel or touch your car, nor do I know any history on it. So take into consideration I am doing my best based on what you tell me. Also understand fixing cars often requires sophisticated tools, that you may not own. So even if you can not do what is outlined in my answer, that does not mean my answer is wrong deserving to be rated negative.

need to know more information.

  1. Is the check engine light on?
  2. was the vehicle in any accidents recently?
  3. was there any repair work recently on the vehicle?
  4. how is the vibration if it is in reverse gear and at a stop light?
  5. i do need your vin # ***** pull up repair information .

please let me know


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Check engine light is not on no vehicle accidents no vibration in reverse gear at stop light the only repair work was those parts I mentioned in the previous email my vin # *****
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

thanks for the extra information . first thing to check is the pendulum mount that is located under the vehicle where if mounts from the subframe to the bottom of the transmission. make sure that the 2 16mm bolts are tight and the 21 mm bolt is tight and inspect the rubber mount to make sure it is not broken or worn to the point when in drive its not overextended causing the busing to ground out and then you feel the vibrations.

next the sme with the other 2 engine mounts one passengers side and the other under the battery tray drivers side. the same check the bolts make sure they are tight.

let me know!!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I will check
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

my pleasure

Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

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