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I have a 2002 Golf diesel and it has no power. It acts like

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I have a 2002 Golf diesel and it has no power. It acts like the turbo is not kicking in. Was intermittent, getting worse.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for choosing Just Answer . I'm Wolfgang here to help!!

I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem
with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we
just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the
vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to
direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be
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is the check engine light on or does it come on and off at times?

how many miles on the vehicle ?

any recent accidents?

please let me know


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Check engine light is on, it usually comes on a minute after starting. 285000 miles, no accidents. No problem with rating.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 months ago.

was a scan test performed to see what codes are stored? if not please have it done to narrow down the issue a hand. right now there are many possibilities so need to narrow down.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will get it done.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 months ago.