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Sluggish performance I am in the military stationed in Germany. I have a European spec 1988 VW Golf CL. I recently brought my car to a trusted off base mechanic who replaced the alternator and spark plug wires. He told me one of the wires wasn't contacting with the spark plug. Ok fine, I'm thinking the car should really run great now. Actually, the car runs sluggish now and my gas mileage has gotten worse. I used to get about 500K with a full tank. Now I'm lucky to get 400. Today, I replaced the spark plugs, checked the points and timed the engine. Also, I replaced the air filter. No improvement noted. There's a climb up to village I live in. When I was coming up the hill, I floored it with absolutely no response. Same sluggigh response. Any clue as to what might be the problem?

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    i have the same problem

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Check all your ground connections to the engine

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