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02 TDI Jetta auto tranny.....car loses power after 2 to 3 hr trip

Jetta has 87,000 mi on it Regular running &average short trips...car is great, but when I occasionally take 2 or 3 hour trip I noticed that when car is well into the trip & climbing a hill ...........there is no power & car doesn't seem to shift right. I make the hills but have no speed or power.
Car maitains speed on level but still has no power.
(when the car cools off or the next day it runs fine `all good again)
I changed Cat. Converter thinking that was problem---NO Help
Pulled into local mechanic while car was at power loss on the way home last trip (car in problem mode ) & he plugged computer in & it showed a code for thermostat problem...of course we changed it next day, thinking all is good now ------NOPE---- did it again today after 2 hr trip NOW WHAT DO I DO ????????????????

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If it is a tranny problem, it is too late. The "non-servicable" trannies go out quite frequently, many with less than 87,000 miles. Is the car going into limp mode? Have you verified the turbo is working correctly?

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Could need a tranny service. Be careful who you take it to. Special fluids and tools are required to do it. They could burn up the tranny if they do it wrong.

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