GTV bits everywhere
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Juddering in first & reverse..
Well I have just bought a 1997 2.0 GTV Ph1. I have been after one for ages in the right colour, the car is a beauty, although it does need a little tidying up in places which I will do start over the summer I expect.
The main problem is one I noticed yesterday when I was stuck in heavy traffic - a horrible clutch judder when pulling away in first, it feels like it is trying to shake the engine out of the car, momentarily dipping the clutch and then releasing it again when the car is moving seems to get around the issue, it also seems fine pulling away in second gear. This only seems to happen when the engine is hot, it certainly was not there when I carried out the road test and it disappears when the engine is not as hot (normal driving about town seems ok). The clutch does not seem to slip any other time. There is a slight burning smell when I stop, more noticeable in the car, I thought it may be burning oil but it may well be a clutch smell? After reading the forums I am wondering about oil leaking into the clutch - giving that judder? Can anyone help me out on this one please? Thanks in advance.