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My 2001 audi a6 is running bad. i step on the gas and it has really slow excelleration and high revs before shifting. takes really long to get to normal speeds what could this be?

I did valve cover gaskets on it and fixed a rough idle from a vacuum leak and now this what could it be? low atf? bad tranny?

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Sounds like a transmission issue for sure. Is this a manual or automatic? If manual it's likely the clutch, if it's an auto then it could be a bad control board, low fluid, or a rebuild. Get the system scanned with a VAG-COM and see what errors are showing up.
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SOURCE: appears to be a vacuum leak but can't locate.

check the back of motor my 01 sable was doing the same thing

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