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Starts,runs but with no power and smoke

1997 VW Sharan1.9TDI think its a 90ps starts fine runs a bit gruff (not a misfire as such just sounds poor) with grey smoke at the top end of revs. Revs up ok just very slow to respond.Virtually no power at all when driven struggles on the slightest incline - when reving up stationary and checcking the arm on the turbo actuator it does not move, should this move. New turbo and air flow meter fitted already by previous owner all vac pipes etc seam ok - timing checked with proper VW tools.

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My jetta did same thing. it was vaccumm switch on firewall.

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