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It happens every time the engine is started, regardless if it's a hot or cold start. It's extremely slow to accelerate when driving, even slower then a normal 1.9D. In neutral it's slow to rev up. However, once you push to around 3500-4000RPM, something seems to give and the RPM suddenly shoots up to 5000. After that power is restored and the car behaves as normal for the rest of the trip. But the problem returns immediately when the engine is shut down and restarted.

  • No check engine light
  • Oil level normal
  • Air filter is clean

The obvious possibilities that come to mind, such as a clogged exhaust, don't seem to agree with the fact that once the car is working, after revving up to 5000, the problem immediately returns upon a engine restart.

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    Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! May 23, 2020 at 15:25
  • Pretty much i had the same problem and it drove me crazy thinking to change some pricey parts but it turned out to be a faulty MAF changed it and voila the car is back to normal
    – Mk31z
    Jan 13, 2021 at 17:12
  • Dirty injectors?
    – Phaelax z
    Jan 13, 2021 at 17:54

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