I am getting a weird vibration when i am driving and i lose power going up hills and i have narrowed it down to the either the transmission or the drive line...now the part that i cant decide...sometimes i hear a clicking that gets faster/slower as i press on the gas, it sounds like a cv joint but more crisp and metallic. It varys in its intensity as well thank you
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If it has high mileage on it probably is the catalytic converter is stopped up. A dead give away is losing power going up hills and not shifting like it used to. A easy test is to put your hand over the exhaust pipe wear a glove as it may be hot. Then have a friend give it gas if it is stopped up you will be able to hold the exhaust from coming out. That is just a simple test but more then likely it is stopped up . You can get a after market cat for about half the price of a new one . Good luck.
How slight was the hill and how much weight did you have in your car? When you got power back was it because you were no longer on the hill or were you going downhill? You may just need to drop down a gear to get the power back, if you have a heavy car even slight hills can cause it to lose power especially if your in top gear. You have a "sports transmission" option (I'm pretty sure it's on all the DSG transmissions) you just need to move it across to the +/- bit and move the stick to the - to go down a gear. Otherwise you'd have to wait until your auto decides it's lost enough revs to go down a gear. Which is why I hate autos. Otherwise it could be bad fuel or something wrong with the turbo.