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Lack Of Power

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jack009, Feb 6, 2010.

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    When driving my A3 2005 2.0 TDI everything is ok until i get to motorway or when overtaking. Then my engine power dies making it impossible to accelerate unless i stop car and turn off engine and restart car,then all is ok till the next time it happens. Any Ideas what problem is?
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    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    You need to get somebody to scan your car with VAG COM as your car is going into limp mode for some reason.
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    Normal causes are normally : maf sensor,boost reg or selenoid,turbo vanes sticking,but wouldnt think turbo vanes if it is curing once the igntion is turned on and off
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    Yesterday I noticed the same issue :( Have you figured out why your engine losses power yet?
    I'm going to get a VAG COM asap...
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    ok,
    there is my log below:
    any ideas what I have to do now?
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    The turbo is over boosting for some reason. Usual suspects are the VNT turbo vains sticking,actuator rod sticking or a faulty N75.
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    ok. in my case it was one of vacuum hoses. just fell off.
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