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Golf GT Tdi 2001 Turbo problem

When i accelerate there is no power, eventually picks up. but can put my foot flat to floor and nothing happens.

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    the car drives great around town up to 40mph but if you try
    to drive hard the it feels like there is no turbo and just takes
    a long time to get to 70 or 80 mph.


  • johnbinder40 Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. The rpm wont go over 1500 without dying with no power and I have to upshift to a higher gear at a lower rpm to increase speed faster. if you find the problem let me know



    john binders@distributel.net

  • DanTXman Dec 24, 2008

    Sudden loss of acceleration and care comes to a crawl and will die if
    gas pedal isn't held down. Car also has issues when reaching around
    3000 RPM After the car dies it will not restart for a bit then run fine
    until either high RPM or Hill. When revving engine the RPM needle jumps
    all over when pedal is kept in the same position. Problem code showed
    Underboost from the turbocharger. Unsure of what the real cause is.





  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    When i go up hill or my car is loaded with people and bit of luggage, it will lose power i have a vw sharan 55 reg .i have my foot flat on the floor then it will go on 20-30 mph,have had computer checked nothing come up,have take that mass meter connection taken off.no luck

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First of all try disconecting the Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) drive the car and if it drives better then you know that if where the problem lies. If this does not work then what you need to do is get the Turbo serviced. I had the same problem. It's as mentioned above - Carbon build-up. Its the VNT mechanism that sticks and the car goes into Limp mode. You will not need a new turbo, they are almost bomb proof.

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I have the same problem, mechanic has told me turbo needs to be replaced..but he also sujjested a cheaper possible solution...to change the Airflow Mass Meter. He sujjested that I find him another working Gt Tdi and bring it to the garage so he could swap over the Airflow Mass Meter to test if this fixes the problem. If this change makes no difference then definitely need to replace the turbo.
I dont know much about all this, does this mechanic know what he is talking about? any thoughts on this??

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

May be a build up of carbon, there are cleaners for your system to clear out carbon deposits and burn higher octane fuel and give it a good run.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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