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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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Dead battery any damage done

Once the vehicle is started, either with a new battery (if the current one is damaged beyond use ... might be, considering the amount of time it was dead) or with the one which is in there already ...
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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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Air-conditioning intermittent failure

I would suggest your refrigerant is low and needs a recharge. It can get to a point where there is enough for the A/C to kick on, but not enough to actually cool it for very long. When the system sits ...
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VWAG TSI engines and intercooler

To properly answer your question, yes your car has an inter-cooler. Here is a link to Forge site to a replacement for your OEM one (this prove the existence of the stock one). I cannot find any ...
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Why don't we have distance lines on a Skoda reversing camera?

I think you can turn them on/off using the touch stuff found on page 38 of the manual you gave a link to. Here is an excerpt from it: Looking at Figure 15 (on the left), it says to change the display ...
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Whistling noise from rear door

One way you can find out if it's a leaking door seal is to apply glycerine to the door seals and then drive around to see if the noise changes or disappears. If there's no change at all, the sound is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bendix rotation over shaft: what can cause overspin?

The bendix is designed to "freewheel" in one direction as some users are slow to release the key as the engine starts and the flywheel accelerates. Having to wait for it to slow down is much less ...
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P0172 System Too Rich, while fuel consumption is too low

The reason was a leaky nozzle. It went well after changing the nozzle on the misfiring cylinder. I think that the fuel enhance actually worsened or caused this situation. I used it because I drove ...
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Can I hold an engine (with aluminum block) using its gearbox studs?

I would say yes, but use most, if not all the studs as using just 1 or 2 may crack the casting. The disadvantage will be your access to fitting the flywheel and clutch. The factory mounting points are ...
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Engine cranks but won't start

ok a few things to check then do you have enough compression? are you cranking fast enough you should be able to smell fuel as your cranking. take any filters or intake off and smell what happens. my ...
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