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    Guys can anyone shed some light on my problem,the thing is when the car is stationary an i`m about to drive off i put the car in 1st gear and reach biting point the car seems to shudder or vibrate,this only happens in 1st gear and has just recently started.Is this a sign of clutch and dmf failing?Thanx in advance.

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    anyone please?

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    Could also be contamination of the plates or weak clutch springs on the cover plate??

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    Thanx for your reply ben,is there any way to tell the difference?

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    1.8?
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    Only by stripping it down.

    Wasnt there a spring replacement for the clutches?? Or am I making this up?

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    spring for clutch pedal. i was thinking of the famous juddering on the 1.8 clutches which they were replacing...
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    Dmf sounds fooked to me
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    sounds like clutch maybe worn. A car of mine used to do the same but only after being sat in traffic for a while (stop start etc) DMF usually makes a noise when failing that can be heard even when not in gear and pressing the clutch in a bit. Also maybe a multitude of things not mechanically related such as Clogged EGR, Fule Filter, Air Filter and maybe even leaks in the vac pipes. ANy of which could be costing you low end Torque and so the engine is stuggling to get the car going.

    Test the clutch by getting to 10mph or so then wacking it in 3rd/4th and flooring it. If engine and speed stay in time then clutch is probably not in to bad shape. if the engine speed (rpm) goes up without much pickup in road speed the clutc

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