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2002 vw jetta tdi - problem with rpm gauge?

I've had this car for over 3 years; had 89000 miles in 2005 when i bought it & now just passed 202000 miles! automatic, few problems, mostly highway miles, very well maintained...

noticed today when driving home on the interstate (usually about 75-80mph), that the rpm gauge which is about 2800 - 3000 rpm's at those speeds, was moving around a lot even when i was on flat ground & maintaining same speed... it was registering higher rpm's than normal & the needle seemed to fluctuate more than normal; didn't seem to be the tranny stuck in 3rd or anything??

wondering if it's a gauge problem, a sensor problem, tranny problem, turbo problem or something else???


thanx, kenn

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  • cd985_33 Sep 11, 2008

    2000 TDI, when driving down the rode, maintaing same RPM, fluctuates back and forth around 300 to 400 RPM. Example would be i maintain 2000 rpm, it will fluctuate between 2000 to 2400. The engine responds with the RPM flux. DOes not do it at idle, It idles around 800.


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Hi, Did you notice the motor actually reving higher when the tachometer was reading a higher rpm.. If it was it could be your transmission slipping.. Set your cruise control and listen to your motor while the tachometer starts moving erratically.. Good Luck

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