[A4] Uphill troubles

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Thu Jul 14 02:33:17 EDT 2005


At 6:27 AM +0000 7/14/05, Go Cubs wrote:
>Hoping I can get some advice. First, let me say 
>I not much profiicent on cars so bear with me if 
>I sound foolish.
>I've an 98 Audi A4 1.8T, 85K miles, manual transmission.
>Over the last month, when I've changed gears, 
>usually from 3rd to 4th or 4th to 5th, the RPMs 
>shoot up (without speed shooting up) and then go 
>back down. I've noticed this happening when I'm 
>going uphill, even slight though long uphills.
>Just yesterday I drove a long gradual uphill in 
>2nd gear and I had a tough time getting my car 
>to accelerate. After I stopped there was a 
>burning smell (from outside the car).
>What could this be??
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  Rocky Mullin 


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