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2001 Volkswagen GTI Question: Why does the acceleration hesitate when then gas pedal is floored?

 

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thenewvessel, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Jensen Beach, FL, April 22, 2012, 16:22
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Once the car gets to about 2-3k RPM when the turbo is REALLY starting to spool, the car hesitates almost like the injectors are clogged or not enough fuel is making it to the motor possibly. I was told that the ECU might need to be flashed or tuned but I'm unsure. Anyone have any ideas?

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    April 22, 2012, 20:00
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    I would look for codes first. Would give you better direction to go. Many things could cause a hesitation like this. Can you get more info like codes?

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    thenewvessel, April 23, 2012, 19:10
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    Nope. The car isnt technically mine yet but the only other information I can provide is that the engine light is on, apparently because of a missing o2 sensor.

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