Hi, I have a VW Passat Wagon GL, 1992, 87,400miles (automatic transmission). Over the past 3-5K miles it has started to shake while the car is in gear but I have the brake on (for example at a light/stop sign). Once I accelerate the car works great and the shaking is minimized. It addition there is a metal rattle when the car is shaking. Over the past week, the symptoms have been joined by black smoke coming out the tailpipe when at a stop (but in gear).
All of this stops when in Neutral or Park, however sometimes when I turn off the key/motor, the car seems to run on for 1-2secs. Doesn't happen every time, but definitely occurs.
Any clue on what this is and how to fix?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 AT 1:37 PM