From my understanding, the shifter assembly doesn’t have a heat shield, just the mounting bracket. I can try to verify later tonight once the rain stops pouring out here in HTX. Do you have a short shifter or play in the linkage?Has anyone heard a thin, tinny rattling noise with each shift? (manual trans, engine off).
I noticed it as I parked at work, but it's raining this morning so I didn't really feel like getting wet to check this out.
My first thought is probably the heat shield for the shifter assy is slightly loose, as the sound is coming from underneath the cabin – not from the engine bay.
Last time I worked in that area I only noticed three heat shields: Intake, turbo, and drive shaft.
IIRC back when I experienced this it was either plugs/coils or carbon buildup. Then it happened a short while later and was my intake manifold. I can meet halfway and scan with either OBD11 or my Accessport, shoot me a textCar started doing something weird when it's cold. I keep forgetting to watch the tach but I'll feel a bump maybe when shifting around 3rd gear at part throttle. Also was able to get it to do it when accelerating steadily with decent load. Felt a couple bumps like maybe a slight miss or dsg clutch. No warning lights or anything... seems to go away when warmed up. Didn't notice anything like this after I did the DSG service. Anyone encounter this or just manual swap?