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I have a 92 VW Passat GL sedan, it idles fine in P/R/N but in gear it is choppy and most often dies. Also wont accelerate up any incline.

Ive added, new distributer/spark plugs/fuel pump. Tried bumping the idle, didnt work. Tried adding some injector cleaner/change the oil,, helped a bit, but not substantially. What should i try next?

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Probably a good idea to change filter. Gas in oil due to attempted starts and flooding. Additives will draw out water and make white smoke. Been there, seen it. New gasahol will separate within 6 months and will draw and accumulate moisture like diesel. Since no default lights are on you could still try autoparts store like Autozone or similar and ask for test but without faults probably a no show. The additives could cause high idle until you are burning 100% gas. Check to see if all vacuum lines are correct after removing air filter.

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replace your fuel filter first. If that does not do it, then try an air-flow meter. (if the check engine light is on it may be an airflow meter.

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Check the backpressure in the engine ( remove the oil fill cap when engine is running ). You should feel only a light airflow in and out of the filler cap hole. If there is really pressure, your piston rings are worn out. Rebuild the engine.
Check the compression on each cylinder and the state of the spark plugs.

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get the crankshaft sensor checked out

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Sorry to burst your bubble but a 97 jetta no matter what model including the trek I and trek II dont have transponders in the keys that didnt start untile the 2000 jetta's

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