1983 Rabbit Convertible 1.7L gas FI

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Asked by Feb 02, 2009 at 03:42 PM about the 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The engine is running very rough, with a pronounced putt-putt-puttsound, has no power at low speeds.  On the hiway, it goes OK until you get to a hill.  Plugs, wires, cap, rotor all new.  Adjusted timing both ways, made no difference.  Feels like the points are bad, but it has electronic ignition.  Any ideas?  

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Maybe the Timing belt jumped a tooth ?

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not the timing belt , wouldn't even run then, CHECK YOUR IDLE SPEED and vaccum lines for cracks and splitting and compare to manufacturer specs. I found this goes out on occasion if this still doesn't solve check your fuel pressures and fuel filter if it's still stock way way overdue to replace

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