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Right, basically, when pulling away in 1st gear, no matter how many revs i give the car, it shakes violently, and vibration can be felt thru the pedal.
It is worse when trying to pull away up hills.
The car runs ok, and there are no problems in any other gear. No noises. Doing 85 mph it is just under 3 thousand revs.
Any advice please wlll be really excellent.
OH, Also does it in reverse.
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Engine mountings or Oil/Contamination on clutch face. ? (What car ?- Assume it's a Fiat) Graham
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Its a Fiat Punto GT3 It is not so bad today, but there is stil some serious vibration going on. Its really bad on hills. Where are the engine mounts. Are they visable to see looking at the engine?
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Sure it's not misfiring? Misfiring can vary due to condensation, plug fouling, and for petrol engines, bad HT leads, or a lead that has come loose from the plug cap and is held in place by the rubber shroud. Another possible cause of misfiring is restriction in the fuel supply, which can be due to iceing in cold weather, blockage due to loose particles in the fuel supply, water in the fuel, bad fuel hose in the links between the fixed metal fuel piping and the engine, which are there to prevent engine movement causing fatigue and fuel pipe breakage. Fuel pumps can also fail and not deliver enough fuel for the engines load, which would become evident on hills,
The clutch usually gives trouble moving off or changing gear.
The engine mounts are visible from underneath the car, they support/attach the engine to the body. There is also an upper engine mount to stop the engine rocking/moving under torque, such as when accelerating.
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Its a Fiat Punto GT3 It is not so bad today, but there is stil some serious vibration going on. Its really bad on hills. Where are the engine mounts. Are they visable to see looking at the engine?
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Right, i should have explained, when i said its bad on hils, i meant pulling away on them. Where excessive revs are needed to move the vehicle. I think it is a mount as the clutch is fine on hill starts(slow speeds) and holding the clutch. It is fine on pulling away slowly, but if pulling away at speed the car really shudders and vibrates. I will check the mounting. Ive checked one, the one near the gear box, but i couldnt see any others ;o(
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