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I have a vw Passat thatnran close to red in temp. Cranks and

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Hello, I have a vw Passat thatnran close to red in temp. Cranks and runs smoothly until about 20 mph in first gear then will not go any faster and starts skipping,bucking, slightly backfiring and in 5th gear it will get to about 42 top speed if you get to 43 mph it starts bucking, skipping and cutting out. but up to this speed it runs perfectly. it slike when it gets to a certain rpm in each gear it hits a wall and will not go over. Before it ran hot,cit ran perfectly. Anything I can check that may have malfunction because it ran hot
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

is it still running hot?