Car judders when in 1st gear

Tiny
RONANFITZSIMONS
  • 1998 BMW 318I
  • 160 MILES

Hi this car has started to judder in 1st gear. I'm worrieed that this could be serious. Otherwise it is going fine. Thanks

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 10:16 AM

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Tiny
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Is the check engine light on?

Could be plugs, coils.

Worse case, could be trans related.

We need more info to help

Roy

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 10:49 AM
Tiny
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Manual or automatic transmission?

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 10:54 AM
Tiny
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Thanks it is manual

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 6:20 PM
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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.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 11:25 PM

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