Dana Sheridan (Charlottesville, Virginia) - 1986 Volkswagen Jetta
Dana’s Jetta jerks violently back and forth, in 1st Gear. It only happens in 1st Gear, when she’s letting the clutch out. If she stomps on the accelerator, it stops. Tom and Ray think her timing may be too advanced, so she can try retarding it... Or she may have schmutz on the clutch -- grease or something else, which would require a new clutch. Also, small chance it’s anti-chatter springs in the clutch.