Question about 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I have an 02 Jetta TDI with standard 5 speed. The first time I accelerate after all engine startups it has a very sluggish acceleration for a moment (less than a minute) and then will boost into the normal acceleration, almost like a kick of power, and will run great until I turn the car off for a moment and restart, it then repeats this lagging acceleration again. This happens on every single engine startup on the first acceleration only, and then accelerates perfect after every stop.
Are you loosing power to the ecu when the car is shut down? most cars with an ECU that controls timing, fuel, or boost can be forced to relearn the car if the ECU looses power (called a "limp" mode). I'd look into this. Also are you getting any check engine lights? considering the description of the problem, this would help to diagnose. Try getting the car started and running normally, then turn the car off but do not kill the power to the car, just stop the motor from running...Fire the engine back up and try to give the car a good stomp on the gas and see if you get the same sluggish problems...my 2 cents... Good luck future auto DIY's
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