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Low idiling no power

Hi guys I have a 1998 1.8T non quatro automatic transmission, the car act like choking when I push the gas to start from a dead stop; take speed very slowly like a 900cc engine , but once the car get in motion , lets say 20 or 30 mph it will accelerate normally untill I stop and start over again the transmission seam to shift right, I notice the car idile a litle low ; about 400 RPM and if I turn on the AC and try to start from a dead stop the car the engine will stall and then is really hard to start, like the old carburator type engine, I have to push the gas pedal to the floor and keep it there untill finnally the engine will start running; please help!!

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Similar thing happened to me, but it ended up being a clutch on its last legs....Since you have an automatic, I'd guess its your Mass Air Flow sensor or throttlr body.

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