Mechanics

HI THIS CAR HAS STARTED TO JUDDER IN 1ST GEAR. I'M WORRIEED THAT THIS COULD BE SERIOUS. OTHERWISE IT IS GOING FINE. THANKS

1998 BMW 318i • 160 miles

Car judders when in 1st gear
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Ronanfitzsimons
October 2, 2012.



Is the check engine light on?

Could be plugs, coils.

Worse case, could be trans related.

We need more info to help

Roy

Manual or automatic transmission?

KHLow2008
Oct 2, 2012.
Thanks it is manual

Tiny
Ronanfitzsimons
Oct 2, 2012.
Juddering during take off in 1st gear usually are caused by the clutch. Disk could be contaminated by the presence of oil or the pressure plate is failing or the flywheel is worn evenly.

Sooner or later you would have to get the clutch replaced.

KHLow2008
Oct 2, 2012.