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    Thread: Symptoms of coil pack going bad????

    1. 10-03-2007 09:31 PM #1
      anybody care to list some????

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      10-03-2007 10:19 PM #2

      Bad misfiring. Either one cylinder or more.
      Hesitation under load, loss of power.
      Of course, your motor could misfire due to bad plugs,
      or plug wires, but tiny-tiny cracks in the coilpack can cause it too.
      To find out for yourself, fill a spray bottle with tap water,
      start the car and let it idle.
      Pop the hood, and spray some mist over the coilpack.
      If you see sparks arcing, it is the coilpack that might be cracked.
      Or old wires. Or whatever.... It's a Volkswagen....
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      10-03-2007 10:54 PM #3
      Mine just went out one day while driving. 2 cylinders quit fireing. No signs of the coil cracking, arcing or anything. Generally speaking you can look at it and see what condition its in via Izzo's post.
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    4. 10-03-2007 11:03 PM #4
      generally the first thing you notice is the engine stalling at intersections on rainy days.

    5. 10-03-2007 11:28 PM #5
      my coil pack just broke too, one cylinder wouldn't fire. I pulled the plugs and they looked fine, I don't reccomend this to anyone... But with the engine running I pulled a plug wire off the the coilpack, then found the culprit, I watched the spark arc from the coil to the bolt that holds it to the cylinder head. It arc'd along a crack as fine as a hair in the coilpack. When the plug wire was pulled the engine didn't run any better or worse. I JB welded the coilpack, let it dry for a few hours, put it back on, and BINGO car ran on 6 cylinders again. This Monday I am pulling the engine for a much needed rebuild, going with an MSD ignition or some ACCEL coils, is on the top of my list. I am sick of failing coilpacks. This is now the 3rd pack on the car since I've owned it.

      ***I wouldn't reccomend pulling plug wires off a running car, so don't anyone try this. Just pull a plug wire with the car off, then start it to see if it runs any different***


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      10-04-2007 03:11 PM #6
      Mine caught on fire. That's how I knew it was bad. It was not a pleasant experience.
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    7. 10-04-2007 04:26 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by VR6B4 »
      Mine caught on fire. That's how I knew it was bad. It was not a pleasant experience.

      freaking volkswagens.....


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      10-04-2007 04:38 PM #8
      Yeah and it was weird because it was the first time it had been started in 3 weeks... and all of a sudden, smoke, misfiring, FIRE! I shut it off right away and put it out before it touched anything else though. Then I made a junkyard run and I was good.


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      10-04-2007 08:18 PM #9
      well it all depends on what might be causing the problem.

      if there is a crack, generally you may only have one cylinder misfiring.

      in the case of my coilpack, one of the three coils in the coilpack stopped working, and since 2 plugs are shared by one coil, 2 cylinders stopped firing.

      there is no easy fix for the second case. And VW charges approx. 350 for a new pack.


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      10-04-2007 08:21 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Spedracer4u »

      there is no easy fix for the second case. And VW charges approx. 350 for a new pack.

      More like $220, although not from VW:
      http://worldimpex.com/search_b...0&y=0

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      10-04-2007 10:36 PM #11
      yeah umm, "VW's love VW parts"

      you must be new to volkswagens there brosef. Hey but suit yourself, if someone wants to be crappy knock off brand parts on their cars, well thats their decision, but you wont see me doing it. Especially for something like a coilpack.

      Genuine VDub baby.

      and uhh i purchased my coilpack from the local VW dealer, for somewhere around 325$ but i did get a 15 percent discount. because i do believe they charge 390 ish.


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      10-04-2007 11:28 PM #12
      You are a freakin' idiot if you bought a brand new coil pack from a dealer. I'm not usually an ******* but honestly... 50 bucks at a junkyard and I was good for a LONG time. Welcome to Vortex.
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    13. 10-04-2007 11:47 PM #13
      Volkswagen doesn't actually make the coilpacks on our cars BERU does, so the Impex link that Izzo listed is EXACTLY the same part/part number as what the stealership sells.

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      10-05-2007 02:55 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Spedracer4u »
      yeah umm, "VW's love VW parts"

      you must be new to volkswagens there brosef. Hey but suit yourself, if someone wants to be crappy knock off brand parts on their cars, well thats their decision, but you wont see me doing it. Especially for something like a coilpack.

      Genuine VDub baby.

      and uhh i purchased my coilpack from the local VW dealer, for somewhere around 325$ but i did get a 15 percent discount. because i do believe they charge 390 ish.

      WOW! we got a fresh one to the PAOM. haha!

      izzo gets quite a lot of respect around here. i'd listen to him "brosef"...

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      Modified by meadxc2 at 11:58 PM 10-4-2007


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      10-05-2007 07:13 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by VR6B4 »
      You are a freakin' idiot if you bought a brand new coil pack from a dealer. I'm not usually an ******* but honestly... 50 bucks at a junkyard and I was good for a LONG time. Welcome to Vortex.

      hmm considering the volume of people, including myself, that have had to replace coilpacks, im pretty sure your 11 year old junkyard coilpack doesnt have much life left to it.

      and as far as the whole VW stealership price, well yes they probably jacked the price up lots, but id rather be safe than sorry.

      people were having problems with their cheap replacement doorhandles, i figure the same concept would apply for most parts.

      id rather buy my coilpack from any VW dealership than say a pep-boys type business.

      im confident my coilpack will last atleast 10 solid years.


      also. its true that beru makes our coilpack. But for some odd reason, the coilpack that they make for our car is listed in the 350 range at other parts websites. and for some other odd reason, the one manufactured by "beru" as impex's website claims, is nearly 125 dollars cheaper than the oem coilpack that they sell... well if they are the same then shouldnt the price?

      i paid 325 and im sticking by my investment.


      Modified by Spedracer4u at 4:31 AM 10-5-2007


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      10-05-2007 10:56 AM #16
      That's dumb. Your car will not last 10 years, so why pay so much for a new part? Just letting you know, there are good deals out there. You just didn't happen to stumble upon one.
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      10-05-2007 12:27 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Spedracer4u »

      you must be new to volkswagens there brosef.

      I guess.....

      Please DO excuse me for NOT buying a overpriced part.
      Reason for websites listing expensive sh¡t is because people like you buy it.

      And "brosef" - what the fück? Another American term???... doh.....

      Now can you stop mess the OP's thread?

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      10-05-2007 02:39 PM #18
      well izzo, you were the one starting all this BS.

      brosef.


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      10-05-2007 05:51 PM #19
      Look kid, I ain't starting squat,
      simply pointed the OP to a cheaper coilpack.
      If you want to call that BS - be my guest.

      Keep in mind however that at least three people plus me
      above determined that you are the one that talks off of his ass.

      So, like I said, don't mess the OP's thread if you ain't got nothing good to say!

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    20. 10-05-2007 09:14 PM #20
      Pep Boys has the same oem coilpack for around $189, that's where I spent money earlier this year.

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