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Choppy idle when i start the engine it idles choppy and the engine shakes than as the engine warms up it idles fine...... while driving: after shifting into 2nd gear when i press the gas it doesn't want to accelerate i just did an oil change and trying to get her in to selling condition.... any help? Car: 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L 140,000 miles

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Check your IAC or Idle Air Control Valve. They often gum up and would likely cause a problem like this. You may be able to clean it yourself. If you risk getting cleaner fluid into the IAC motor, then you may ruin it.
Also, your air temp sensor might cause this; it located in your air intake system (mine is just above my air filter).

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