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I have an a4 96 quattro 2.8 I have two problems 1st no punch when trying to accelerate and now lately when I put in reverse it is not going in gear.I have changed all the spark plugs but that really didn"t help with the acceleration problem. What can I do to?

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  • louis_h_jord Nov 12, 2009

    So do you suggest changing the fuel & air filters

  • louis_h_jord Nov 13, 2009

    Thank you I will try your suggestions and see what happens,thank you for the link also.



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Sounds like you are having problems with the tranny itself.
Acceleration problems can be caused by plugged fuel filter, weak plug wires, bad throttle position sensor. Or not enough air in the intake. I recommend K&N air and fuel filters.

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    Nate Stansfield Nov 12, 2009

    I personally would have an engine diagnostic done for $40 which will pinpoint exact problem location. It sounds like your tranny could be giving you problems, It also is possible that the 02 sensors, or throttle position sensor could be bad. A plugged fuel filter or leaky fuel injector or weak spark at plugs. All these could cause this problem, that is why it is a good idea to have diagnostic test ran.

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