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Volkswagen golf, overevving in 3rd, 4th and starting to happen in 5th. It shoots up to around 5000 rpm then drops to normal and the power comes back.

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It sounds like the clutch is slipping. I would check the clutch cable adjustment. You may be due for a new clutch.

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