2003 VW Jetta - Rough start


#1

I have a 2003 VW Jetta with 20000 miles on it. Over the last month, at idle there isn’t a problem. However, when I shift into R or D, there is severe shaking and the car feels as if it will stall. As long as I give it some gas, however, it doesn’t stall. Once I start accelerating, there isn’t a problem. Also, I have noticed that as the car is shaking, I lose the power assist on the brakes for approximately 15-20 seconds. Any opinions on how to make the car stop shaking and keep the power brakes?


#2

I would check your idle rpm. Make sure it is set at factory spec.


#3

There is no idle RPM on modern fuel injected cars that is settable. The computer itself performs this based on parameters it recevies from various sensors.