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Hi everyone, new to forum, I joined because im hoping to get some advice on a problem im having with my newly bought 2002 passat 1.9tdi 130bhp. So, I only got it last week after a lot of scraping and saving and looking around, I gave it a good check over and drive before buying and it seemed great, couldnt fault it, however 2 days later while driving down the motorway at 120kmph in 6th gear the power just went, the turbo was no longer running it seemed, there was no smoke or warning lights just no boost. I pulled in switched it of and restarted and it was fine again. I then gave it a bit of a roasting incase it was all abit sticky from sitting up and it went great for 2 or 3 days, doing the 100km motorway drive to and from work each day without a problem until yesterday. Yesterday morning after about 15 mins on the motorway it happened again, i restarted again and it went for approx 10-15 mins again then the same. Today it is getting more frequent and Im worried it is getting to the stage when I will have no boost at all. I have read a good bit on the forum already, there is great info on it, great site! So tomorow Im just going to check the vacuum line and rod for leaks or sticking. Is there any other valves or sensors suspectible with this issue? any other advice would be hugely appreciated because I dont have cash to go get it looked at and need my power back!! Thanks a million all in advance BB
 

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Hi everyone, new to forum, I joined because im hoping to get some advice on a problem im having with my newly bought 2002 passat 1.9tdi 130bhp. So, I only got it last week after a lot of scraping and saving and looking around, I gave it a good check over and drive before buying and it seemed great, couldnt fault it, however 2 days later while driving down the motorway at 120kmph in 6th gear the power just went, the turbo was no longer running it seemed, there was no smoke or warning lights just no boost. I pulled in switched it of and restarted and it was fine again. I then gave it a bit of a roasting incase it was all abit sticky from sitting up and it went great for 2 or 3 days, doing the 100km motorway drive to and from work each day without a problem until yesterday. Yesterday morning after about 15 mins on the motorway it happened again, i restarted again and it went for approx 10-15 mins again then the same. Today it is getting more frequent and Im worried it is getting to the stage when I will have no boost at all. I have read a good bit on the forum already, there is great info on it, great site! So tomorow Im just going to check the vacuum line and rod for leaks or sticking. Is there any other valves or sensors suspectible with this issue? any other advice would be hugely appreciated because I dont have cash to go get it looked at and need my power back!! Thanks a million all in advance BB
 

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merged duplicate posts.

You're getting limp mode, 100% . You can just shut the ignition all the way off and back on to reset it once you're stopped.

Yes, there are many sensors which could cause it. Look through the limp mode article and if you're stuck anywhere or if it's fixed, please post a followup report.
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Hi, Thanks a million for replies,.so its been freezing here since my last post, -5 most days so I havnt spent much time trying to fix the car,
I lubricated the actuator pushrod last sunday, that is the only thing Ive done and quickly checked vacuum lines which seemed ok. The fault has not happened since, what is the likelyhood that it was just a sticking rod? The only thing which has happened since which could perhaps point towards it being the actuator is that the power has not gone since but it doesnt seem to have as much power anymore since I lubricated. Could it of been that the turbo was stuck in max boost causing limp mode?/ Thanks again, will keep posted.
 

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Possible. Just looking at the vacuum lines is fine for a quick check but to really check them you have to vacuum or pressure test them and blow them out. Sometimes bits of buildup can clog the line or the nipple that they're on.

Do some hard runs and see if power feels a little better, it shouldn't be worse.
 
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