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Why is my car losing power when accelerating?

This sounds very much as though your clutch is slipping. Essentially, the clutch plates aren't making strong contact and slip against each other under hard acceleration. Under gentle acceleration ...
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Determine which features of a car are software locked

For your Skoda and other Volkswagen Audio Group (VAG) vehicles probably the simplest way is to use something like OBDEleven, this uses what they term "One-Click-Apps" to update the necessary ...
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Engine overheating - mayo in oil sump mystery

Some thoughts: think about interfaces where could coolant and oil mix. The head gasket is one place but there may be another place like an oil-water heat exchanger. Under normal circumstances I ...
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Difficulty of shifting down to 1st while moving (manual)

There's much older cars that don't have their 1st gear synchronised. My '76 Triumph TR7 doesn't have it, and I bet your Skoda doesn't have it either. You either have to come to a complete standstill ...
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Malfunctioning windows

I discovered that the problem was caused by the window controller's "Force Limiter", which had disabled the normal window operation. It can be reset by Opening the defective window Closing ...
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Coolant Reservoir keeps breaking Skoda Rapid

You almost certainly have a blown head gasket. The head gasket seals the joint between the engine block and the engine head. When there is a break or gap in the head gasket, hot combustion gases from ...
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Engine overheating - mayo in oil sump mystery

Alright! Mistery solved, engine was overheating because several events: a) it was passing water to the oil sump because the head gasket got damaged, because: b) two missing bolts in the head! One ...
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How to know what turbo fits my engine?

TL DR: Without knowing your power goals, we can't tell you which turbo is right for you, however, with a little knowledge you can figure it out for yourself. Before you can even start thinking about ...
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Replacing rusty trunk dampener - one or both?

There is no problem with replacing just one. Normally I would replace both of them, because when one fails, the other is usually not far behind. There's no real safety concern with only replacing one ...
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Change UI language Skoda Citigo-E

In the manual, see Driver Information System / Instrument Cluster Display / Operation where it says that if you press and hold the button on the end of the wiper control stalk, you get a menu. A short ...
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Black water from exhaust, cylinder misfire and rought idle

Solved, it was a fuel injector that sprays extra gasoline. Cylender 1 was the almost the only one that misfires although others does every now and then. The situation becomes worse when I add ...
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How to maintain a car's interior when left unused?

The best thing to do is to ensure the inside of the car does not get damp - even in a garage, condensation can cause mildew or mould to grow. One way to keep it dry is to use a passive dehumifier - ...
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Why is my car losing power when accelerating?

Slipping clutch by excessive wear. You need to change ideally the whole thing: pressure plate, disk and bearing. It could be oil leak but it would "burn" and eventually work, temporaly anyway.
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Can I hold an engine (with aluminum block) using its gearbox studs?

TL DR: You should have no issues. Almost every engine stand I've dealt with and/or used is designed to support the engine from the back side of it where the transmission connects to it. There should ...
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Pistons ordeal: more pistons problems; two issues in one question

My suggestion is to go with set #1 without any modification to the pins or adding anything to the pins. While the pins are a bit shorter than what comes stock, they should work fine. The difference of ...
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Diesel in the engine oil

Diesel getting into the oil is a fault - those « monkeys » are probably correct... The usual cause is that one or more of the injectors has failed or become faulty and has been leaking excess diesel ...
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2014 Skoda Octavia - Unidentified part

I have a piece that is of same shape (not dismounted) in my new Octavia III 5E(facelift). It's in the glove box, fitted to the left, down. We have been guessing what it could be used for and it looks ...
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Deciphering Skoda handbook

It refers to the finger tip single-wipe operaration, where the control lever is tipped/tapped/moved against a spring. The other positions (intermittent, normal, fast) are not sprung: the lever stays ...
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Rear suspension looks funny after axle replacement

The difference may be due to the angle you are looking at. Try taking a photograph of the rear of the car that matches the press photo (same distance and angle) and see what difference that makes. ...
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Where's the temperature sensor on Skoda Fabia 2005?

On a 1.9TDI PD, on the right-hand side of the engine, tucked away, facing the back of the engine bay and with the socket release catch facing away from you! But only look after your temp sensor whene ...
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Some electric component misbehaving

Most if not all these function are circuited through the doors. Opening doors and closing doors sometimes has an effect on the issues. This points to worn wiring between the door and body. There will ...
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Is there anything I can do to help an Octavia vRS consume less engine oil?

If there is is no visible oil leak, then the oil must be getting burned in the engine. You don't say which engine you have, so I will just give a general answer. There are 3 possibilities that I can ...
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What is this part - air intake for Skoda Octavia

Judging by the similarity to my Octavia's intake system (which is also a TSI engine) it is a simple cover that redirects intake air flow from the open parts around the bottom of the housing back down ...
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Adapting transmission half axles: best way to?

I can only suggest this as I've not done it myself nor have I seen it done. I do, however, know your situation, so I believe this is your best bet (considering). My suggestion to you is to go the ...
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Skoda Fabia 2005: what I need to know to buy a diagnostics machine?

The standard is OBD II (On board Diagnostics), which you find in most cars since 1996. I have a Skoda Fabia 2006, and I use a bluetooth module (this one, but which ever will do)that I then connect to ...
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Rear suspension looks funny after axle replacement

That looks about right from the different cars I've worked on. The 4" clearance is running next to the wheel so it is assumed by the designers that the wheel will be in contact with ground before ...
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Clutch fails to fully disengage, order of diagnosis

Sadly, the only thing I think of (and had it before - different car though) is that the clutch center plate is sticking on the input shaft splines and thus being held against either one of the ...
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Skoda Fabia windows don't work, at night one window opened

I'd suggest the issue lies with the button itself. Obviously if it was down, it has power and the motor works. If you pull up the switch unit and figure out which is power from the battery and which ...
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My Octavia 1.9 TDI 2004 not won't cross 120km

There are a number of versions of the 2004 1.9 TDI engine which develop between 90bhp and 150bhp. That said, even the 90bhp version ought to be capable of 160kph plus. The first thing I would do is ...
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Is noise likely to be calipers or handbrake?

It sounds as though your Octavia has a mechanical handbrake system. With this type of system, there's a main cable (or pull) which goes from the hand brake actuator to a splitter, then has two cables ...
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