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I am ***** *****. 2003 Passat, auto transmission, 4 motion, 2.8 L, 80K miles.

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

The engine surges 100-200 rpm when operating between 100 an 200 rpm. Everything is OK at idle and above 2000 rpm. No problem in cruise control. No engine or transmission fault codes. Have tried changing throttle body and air sensor without result. Any ideas? I see other people have had this problem, but I see no solution.

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VW Mechanic: gomi_otaku, VW Technician replied 2 years ago
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so pretty much just off idle, like at a cruising speed? And when using cruise control, it does NOT do this?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
off of idle, between 1000 and 2000 rpm only. The problem is more pronounced when the engine is under load (going up hill). Above 2000 rpm the problem goes away, also goes away when in cruise control, any RPM.
VW Mechanic: gomi_otaku, VW Technician replied 2 years ago

From what I have been able to find, it may be the fuel pressure regulator on the rail- gets sticky inside and under idle or under full load will pop to one extreme or the other, but on that just off idle position it is stuck in the idle position. You can pop the clip off and remove the regulator and see if you can clean it out with some carb cleaner to remove the varnished fuel buildup

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