Power problems / Loss of power (similar to Turbo lag)
I'm getting a rather odd power issue with my GT (Diesel)
It was an on and off fault, but now it's apparent all the time.
When the accelerator is pressed (and the car is in gear) im restricted to what feels like a fifth of the power and barely get any acceleration at all. I can even bury the accelerator and get nothing. If I wait long enough (and im not going up a hill), and the revs crawl up i will eventually get full power, then the same issue in the next gear.
If it's not in gear, the same issue is apparent, but it doesn't stay stuck at low revs for too long.
The workaround is to dip the clutch, rev it to 4 / 5000 and drop the gear. Obviously no real way to drive and is quite dangerous.
My mechanic changed a sensor (I can't remember what), saying this is what the computer reported, but this hasnt solved the problem.
I should mention I have an airbag light and a number plate light failure - i doubt they are connected.
Last edited by volatile; 26-12-12 at 15:48.