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2016 mk3 1.4 150 judder

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Geraint Thomas, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Geraint Thomas

    Geraint Thomas Active Member

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    My 2016 mk3 fr 150 bhp sometimes has a judder when pulling away. Sometimes it's bad and sometimes it's not even there. The clutch seems fine and going the gears is fine and smooth. It seems to happen when pulling away in first, I've tried reverse and it doesn't seem to happen. I am thinking of a possible engine mount failure. Has anyone has experienced similar and found a remedy???
     
  2. Rockbox

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    Mine does that when cold first couple of pull aways there's a bit of a judder as you said hardly any sometimes quite a bit sometimes. It seems to happen more with a bit of lock on.
    Clutch is nice and low and it clonks into gear no problems.
    It's a 2017 with 31000 on the clock.
     
  3. Lozzy15

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    Does it do it in eco or sport? I find mine can be tricky to not judder it when first pulling off in sport mode, but have no such issue in eco for some daft reason.
     
  4. Geraint Thomas

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    Hmmmm I'll try that. I leave it in sport all the time lol
     
  5. Rockbox

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    Never used eco mode
     
  6. Lozzy15

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    It might not make any difference for you as all it does is alter the throttle/steering settings, but it genuinely stops it happening on mine :think:
     
  7. Geraint Thomas

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    I've noticed it sometimes does it when cold or hot
     
  8. Owen83

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    I've noticed that my 18 plate FR ST has started to Judder when pulling away from cold.... 22k miles... 1.4 Eco Tsi 150BHP manual.
     
  9. Geraint Thomas

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    It seems to happen more if you rise the revs and let the clutch up quickly to make a fast getaway
     
  10. SRGTD

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    Worth having a read of the ‘clutch judder’ section of this article - about 1/2 - 2/3rds of the way down the article.

    https://www.micksgarage.com/blog/clutch-need-replacing
     
  11. Mr Pig

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    What is this...ecomod of which you speak?
     
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  12. Rockbox

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    It's the driving mode you have eco,normal,sport and individual.
     
  13. Mr Pig

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    No no and thrice no. The is but one mode of driving and that be Sport!

    Burn the oil and road-kill the polar bears I say.
     
  14. Rockbox

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    Hence why I've never used eco mode
     
  15. Geraint Thomas

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    Took the car back to the garage and guess what, it wouldn't judder at all. Only thing I changed is that I normally fill up at Tesco but this time I filled up with a different brand fuel so not sure if that has anything to do with it. Also I have found that if you give the car some revs and pull away quick it doesn't judder anymore. Maybe the cheap supermarket fuel isn't good enough for the car
     
  16. Rockbox

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    Tried mine in eco mode today no judder so as from tomorrow start off in eco then hit the sport button after a mile see how that works.
     
  17. HighFlyingBird

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    No judder from my 150 1.4 and it's on 24k miles. I have the DSG though and not the manual. Only judder I've had is from the tyres slipping on the greasy roads. Was bad on my Chinese ditch finders but I had some Eagle F1 Assy 5s fitted last week and it's not done half as much as it used to.
     
  18. Sword

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    I have started to have the juddering myself, tends to happen a lot more when cold.

    Will try the eco mode and report back.
     

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