stall out on take offs

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Asked by Aug 03, 2012 at 12:50 PM about the 1990 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have the 1990 passat and lately i have had an issue where whenever i take off from a start the does a vicious nose dive like its
about to stall and if i dont push the clutch back in it does, however i slip the clutch a little it wont do i t at all. We just put a new
alternator in and newer plug, we think it could be the coil but unsure i came here for any suggestions.  

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Does it drive fine when you're at hwy speeds and acts up in city driving? If so then your check engine light might be on as well. I have seen the throttle position sensor give these symptoms. Perhaps you can have a computer hooked up to read the codes. Then post the findings.

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well your idea of scanning sounds great but on this particular year the on board diagnostics was an option and the original buyer didnt opt for it so i dont have a spot to plug a computer in let alone a check engine light, but the TPS has given me issues in the past i'll be sure to check it out. Thanks for the tip.

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Check the air flow meter and clean the throttle butterfly.

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what do you mean by the airflow meter and throttle butterfly ... are talking about in the airbox, the boot that has the big silver plate in it

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