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Hi there my car moves very sluggis on the road every time i turn the car i have to prees the gas very hard i changed the gear oil bit smoother but the same problem is still there and going up hill is very tuff how much will it cost to get it fixed about reconditon vw golf 2001 automatic gear box problems

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Sounds like you need to determine what is a transmission problem or a engine problem. It's more likly to be an engine problem unless the engine reves up quickly and smartly and the car won't go. If the car does'nt rev wildly as you press hard then the timing belt may have skipped to tooth and the engine hasn't got much power like that but may still run just fine. Testing compression with a compression gauge and it's low on all cyclinders Less than 150 and all nearly the same. They'll be more than one tooth off if less than 100 lbs and hard to get started. They'll run but not right a couple of teeth off in either direction but run best straight up and I've found them off even on a new car.

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