My 2.0 GTI has developed an annoying vibration/shudder under acceleration at speed.
It only happens at speeds between 65 & 75 or so.
If the car is in a steady state cruise at that speed, and the car accelerates, I get a shake in the steering wheel, and can feel it in the body as well. The vibration disappears once I get past 75 or so. This only happens when the car is under acceleration load.
I've rulled out drive axle/CV joint problems (replaced both of them under warranty), and pretty sure that it is not a wheel balance problem (roadforce balanced, no vibration at steady-state or coasting speeds). I don't think there are balljoint problems either. The CV axles nut, and mounting bolts are all tightened to spec. 4 wheel alignment to stock US specs.
No bent rims, in fact had the same problem with both 17" and 18" rims.
What about motor mount/dog-bone issues?
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Last edited by Orient Express; 08-19-2012 at 11:12 AM.