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We are having issues again with the 2003 tdi automatic. If you need to put your foot into the paddle and are only in first gear it will go into the starvations mode. You then have to pull over and shut it off and then let it reset the computer. Once you restart you have to pamper it through 1 and 2nd gear and then you are ok. If going up a hill you will loose up to 10 miles per hour. On the way home the husband was driving the car and could only do 45 in a 75 zone. Car thourgh a code and he did not write down but decided to pull the air filter and the car ran like a bat out hell. We replaced the filter and the problem is not as bad but still have to pamper the car through the first few gears. Help

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  • loriamen Nov 15, 2009

    today we went out and started the car and it ran for about 5 minutes and it quit. We had to use starter fluid to get it to run for a minuit and it quit again.

  • loriamen Nov 15, 2009

    again we added starter fluid and got it to start. You had to keep your foot on the peddle to keep it running.

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Sounds like it is starving for fuel, try replacing the fuel filter too, for gods sake do not by pass filters for too long just to test is fine. good luck

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