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I Have an old Audi estate 1800 auto x reg which is struggling

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I Have an old Audi estate 1800 auto x reg which is struggling to pick up the gears 133k miles on the clock is there anything I can do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello If the car is struggling to accelerate then this sounds like a lack of fuel and could be a lack of fuel pressure from the electrical pump at the tank. If the connections to the pump are corroded or damaged then the pump could stop at any time or could not be running at full speed. Check that its relay switches in and out and the relay contacts are clean and bright – replace the relay if in any doubt and do the same for the fuse,Ideally measure the pressure at the injectors and if this is low check the pump as described and also consider changing the fuel filter as if this partially blocked this too will reduce pressure.
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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