Kicking when cold and acceleration


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Dec 16, 2011
2006 Jetta BRM with 200K
My 2002 gas 1.8T kicks a little when it is cold upon acceleration. Another odd thing is that when cold, it feels like the tranny slips into neutral for a second before into gear(automatic). Are these related? If the car is warm or has been running for 10 min or longer, NONE of this happens and the car drives great. It does not stall but it can be dangerous when driving. Any thoughts about either item? There are no codes, BTW. Would any tranny issue throw a code? Would the ASR and ABS cause this if failed? Would a bad diverter valve on the turbo create this?
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