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Erratic RPM, ASR and EPC lights on

So my wife has a 2001 1.8t auto with the AWW engine. The last 2-3 weeks, the idle has seemed to get a little rough. My old AWP idled at around 800 rpm and hers fluctuates between 600-750 rpm. Every now and again the ASR light will kick on while driving and pushing the button does nothing. After stopping and turning the car off, it will stay off. Sometimes it will come back on after driving for 5-10 minutes and sometimes it does not come on at all.

Yesterday the light came on and the car stalled out 4 different times while coming to a stop at a light. Today, the idle seemed really rough and while pulling to a stop at a light, the car almost stalled and then the ASR light and the EPC light came on.

I do not have vag-com (ordered it last night) but I do have an obdII tool and torque on my phone. The code for the camshaft sensor popped up (pending fault), but the check engine light was not on.

I am trying to figure out what direction to take this before I start tinkering with it because my jetta is currently down due to a starter.

I have already searched, but there was not a general consensus on what route to chase.
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Replace the camshaft sensor.

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