2003 TDI shakes on highway

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Old 03-14-2016, 06:32 PM
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I have a 2003 Jetta TDI with about 111,000 miles. I bought it last August with 95,000 miles. Since I bought it I have been driving about 110 miles a day, 90% highway. Over the past few months it has started shaking when I accelerate on the highway, mostly between 65-70 mph. When it happens, the steering wheel shakes quite a bit. Would this be a transmission issue? If I let off the gas the car rides perfectly smooth; this only happens when I push the gas. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:20 PM
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Anyone?
 
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:36 AM
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I would get the wheels rebalanced first, then I would check the drive shafts.
 
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:44 PM
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Wouldn't a balancing problem be consistent? This only happens when I hit the gas. If I let off the gas the shaking stops completely.
 
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:07 PM
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Out of balance generally starts to show at around 40-45mph then again at higher speeds. Checking the wheel balance is the first thing to do. If that's ok then you have a drive shaft or engine/transmission mounting problem.
 
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