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1.8 turbo in (2003 jetta wagon) accelerating problem

My jetta when I start from a dead stop i hit the accelerator and it like falls on its face then takes off. when I first start it in the morning it idles fine in park but when you put it in drive and go to take off the car act like it is going to stall and start bucking. one time the traction light came on and it started bucking real bad shut the car off and satarted and it straightend it self out. Also when your crusing down the high way and you punch it to the floor the turbo like pulsates and it feels like it is loosing boost pulls then quites pulls then quits please help me out thanx . scott

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  • sckootter55 Jun 02, 2008

    I know on older car if you take carb cleaner and spray around vaccum lines and if there is a leave the idle will go up. Will that also work on this problem ?

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When you open the hood of the the car have a buddy accelerate in park and listen for a vacuum leak this is the likely cause it sounds lik your loosing boos pressure. Also, get a tune up there maybe a list of problems. Hopefully it's not your transmission!

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