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Motor is reving up the tach is staying between 2-3 sometimes jumps to between 3-4 sounds reved up all time and has no power when trying to go up hills even smalls ones if running 70 it drops down to about 50 and has hard time recovering.

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  • donnalkirk20 Jul 16, 2009

    Sorry I thought I had put on my post that my car was a 2002 VW Beetle Diesel TDI. Thanks for your suggestion



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Check for a restricted catalitic converter remove exhaust pipe from manifold try a runand see if it makes a difference its going to be noisy. check fuel system also

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