what causes my engine to be slow on the take off but runs fine after i have shifted all gears

Asked by Jun 23, 2012 at 07:27 AM about the 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr STD Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

274,605

Any number of things. Hard to diagnose based on your question. Nothing jumps out at me.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
13,625

Do you mean it feels like the tranny is slipping or do you mean that the engine isn't running well until it warms up?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

The engine missing and very sluggish. Its a manual transmission and doesn't feel like anything wrong. I have given a full tune up, cleaned the throttle body and changed the mass air flow sensor.

65

I'm in the middle of that same problem, i have a 95 cabrio and got the engine code 0515, which they say is the hall sensor or something like that, they said it was under the distributer and not hard to replace, check the teeth for oxidation, missing or messed up teeth. I just found that out today and am here to research it so that's all i got for you.

65

Ok, i fixed my problem which sounds the same as yours. Mine was the distributor, not just the distributor cap! It's actually easy to replace but can be expensive. Try these sites http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php for a new one. http://www.car-part.com/ for a used one. I got a used one for $50 and it's working fine, i will get a new now that i know what the problem is but i need to save for it. Distributors can get pricey.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 113 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $2,795.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,890
  • #2
    Mike Bonnell
    Reputation
    1,250
  • #3
    Fkpeach
    Reputation
    860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
578 Great Deals out of 33,126 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen Golf
95 Great Deals out of 3,844 listings starting at $695
Used Volkswagen GTI
116 Great Deals out of 7,717 listings starting at $1,400
Used Volkswagen Passat
374 Great Deals out of 27,170 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
354 Great Deals out of 42,606 listings starting at $1,488
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
916 Great Deals out of 71,710 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen EuroVan
64 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.