MY CAR SEEMS VERY SLUGGISH IN 4TH AND 5TH.

  • Tiny
  • Robert Harris
  • 2005 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 47,000 miles

I have just bought a 2005 VW Beetle Diesal with 47000. It seems to drive fine in and around town but it seems very unresponsive in 4th or 5th 60mph. It accelertates very slowely. If youbare on an incline and drop from 5th to 4th is wont increase the revs and will maitain the same speed and not accelrate at all. I was wondering if this could be a turbo issue.

Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 8:51 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Does it rev over 3000rpm when stopped in neutral?

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 9:15 AM
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  • vwscott
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Use a vacuum/pressure gauge to measure boost. Should be 0-10? Lbs, also altitude can affect boost.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 12:38 AM

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