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VW Polo 1.4 W Reg

When slowing down gears to stop at junctions or roundabouts cuts out. Loses power on inclines or hills.

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    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    if your fuel filter has not been changed for a while it would be good to start from there and has your engine light come on in the past

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Had the same problem with my 1.4 litre. Cleaned the throttle body thoroughly with a toothbrush. It was OK for a couple of month, then it was the same problem again. I then drilled a ~4 mm hole in the butterfly. No problems after that, and that was about 4 years ago.

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Clean the throttle body out only four bolts hold it on,you will need to reset basic setting afterwards,quite a common fault

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