2001 Jetta TDI will not accelerate if I push it too hard.


Asked by Jan 08, 2015 at 01:32 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It feels like the turbo has died but it also feels like the transmission slips.  It will drive fine
as long as you drive it real easy.

6 Answers


Do u have any lights on the dash that are lit up


My Check engine light is on but that has been on for years.


If ur turbo died u wouldnt be able to drive it cuz oil is fed to the turbo to keep it cool

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I would take to autozone so they can put on obd2 scanner n see what the codes says


okay will do thank you.


No problem

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