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I have a 2003 Volkswagon Jetta TDI with 210,000 kms. The turbo keeps shutting off when I exceed 3,000 RPMs in 4th gear. It will reset if I shut the car off then restart it. My mechanic says it is not showing any error codes and he cannot figure out the problem.

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Same problem, same year, my car has just passed 300,000km, it is your waste gate actuator (attached to the turbo), or air flow sensor, or maybe a vacuum leak, also some relay thing (not sure what my mechanic called it). If it is the waste gate it's est. repair is $1,500. Thanks VW.

Mine first failed at 240,000km I took it to a non VW garage and they lubed the waste gate linkage and worked it back and worth manually, this was good for 40,000km, but now it shuts off almost daily. The cars PC won't show a code (might show turbo limp mode). Your mechanic will have to check the things I mentioned, or you might get stuck having to go to VW for the repair. $$$$$$$$

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