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    MK4 VW Polo problem - 2nd gear

    G/f went to set off today in her Polo that'd been sat since Saturday.

    She said it didn't start too well - she had the key turned longer than usual.

    Then when she set off, it wouldn't accelerate as normal. It was as though the handbrake was on, except it wasn't. She went into 2nd & it wouldn't go faster than 10mph.

    She U-turned, and went up & down a local car park & it seemed ok to her then, but she set off again & the same problem happened.

    My dad tried it later on & i've just tried it now & it seems normal to both of us. Not saying she's making it up as she wouldn't be, but...


    Any idea of issue off this info as our local mechanic is on holiday for a bit.


    I know this is a Vaux forum, but trust me, you ever tried getting info out of a Polo one?

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    is there a whistling noise? does it feel like it's straining against something or is it just refusing to rev at all?

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    is it the 1.6 GTI by chance ?

    as i know they had a well known issue bith the gearbox going
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Can't ask her as she's had to call an early night as she's not too well.

    As for engine, nope, it's the 1.4L on a '98 R-plate.

    I never heard a whistling noise when i took it out. Just felt 'normal' to me. Not sure about any whistling for her this morning.

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