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2002 VW Passat- Hesitation

My car rpms drop while at a stand still and the car shakes like it is about to turn off. In addition, it hesitates to pick up speed while driving.

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  • VWTank Nov 20, 2008

    Right on the money. I took my car in and it needed a tuneup. I've never had a car react quite that way, but I learned something new about my car. Thanks, metzfanz!

  • gordonawood Jan 22, 2009

    I have a Passat 2002 estate with similar problem when you are going up the gears doesnt want to accelarate but then it clears can do the same thing when you are sitting at 60mph and are accelarating but doesnt want to but then it seems to clear almost like there is a blockage wether its fuel pump or what ?

  • george grace Feb 03, 2009

    My car passat 2002 while at a stand still and the car shakes like it is about to turn off.

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If you haven't already you should check your spark plugs to see if you a bad plug or possibly a bad coil pack.

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