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98 passat auto shut off at top of hill.

I was climbing a steep hill in my 98 passat auto in 3rd gear and the engine cut off at the top of the hill. I put it in park, applied parking break and turned it back on. it puttered to a start and has been struggling to take off after stopping at lights and stop signs ever since. When it gets going it has great power but im afraid its gonna die on me everytime I come to a stop. The takeoff is not smooth and the first few seconds after stepping on the gas is a struggle for the engine.

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You need a new cam shaft sensor.

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