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Why does the front end of your car shake while accelerating in first gear?

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2008-01-05 01:26:43
2008-01-05 01:26:43

If it is a manual transmission I would suspect you have clutch problems. Possibly gear lube or hydraulic clutch fluid has leaked onto the clutch surface. The only repair is to replace the clutch and repair the leak. When you let the clutch out this causes the clutch to chatter thus causing the shaking.

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