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Acceleration issues
« on: September 05, 2006, 03:09:30 PM »
Recently I have been having issues with acceleration in my 1.8t. It's hard to describe without actually feeling what is going on. It almost feels as if I am driving around wtih the parking brake slightly pulled.

During normal mild acceleration the car shifts from 1st to 2nd at about 1500 - 2000 RPM then 2nd is almost useless as it shifts from 2nd to 3rd at 2000 RPM and then 3rd to 4th around 2500 - 3000 RPM. It's almost as if it is shifting really early and almost skipping 2nd completely. Now if I put the pedal to the floor, there is almost a second or so delay before response and it accelerates pretty normally through the gears until I reach highway or normal driving speed.

I tried a few things without any results. I am thinking there may be a fuel issue or possibly a transmission issue? There is no CEL, my Service INSP just came on as I am at 78K but that is recent, this problem is about a month old. Any thoughts? Also what is invloved in the Service Insp light? Is this scheduled maintinence that I need to take it in for or can I just clear the notice and go on with life?




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Re: Acceleration issues
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 05:35:27 PM »
whatever problem you are having sounds like it has kicked your car into limp mode.  car does this to protect itself.  could be an engine problem like a boost leak causing your car to kick over, or could be a transmission problem too.

best way to figure it out is to have it read with a vag-com or a pro-diag and figure out if any fault codes are being tripped.  If you take it in for service, your mechanic should do this too.
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Re: Acceleration issues
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 05:35:27 PM »