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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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September 6, 2012, 10:07 am

Maria L

Question: Can someone help me find out what's wrong with my car?

I am having problems with my 2003 jetta 1.8T. everytime I accelerate hard my rpms skip, and I find it hard to accelerate, but when i accelerate light it's fine. When I drive it in the rain I lose total control of the Rpm even when i accelerate lightly. Can you tell me what you think the problem could be? I already replaced my transmission, so I know it's not that. The symptoms are almost similar as if it was a transmission problem.

September 9, 2012, 9:42 am

Richard W
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I would start by checking the throttle sensor. You should be drive by wire and you could have a problem wirth that. On this kind of problem if you don't have a lab scope and scan tool you are shooting in the dark. It mite be better to take it into a shop.

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