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    Thread: engine light FLASHING, car shaking, and exhaust smells like bad eggs

    1. 09-26-2009 12:29 PM #1
      So the wife got in the car this morning for breakfast run......Comes home crying.....why?

      check engine light is blinking, the exhaust smells like rotten eggs, popped the hood and the engine is shaking like crazy.
      Is this a certain sensor that went south?

      2004 Jetta 1.8t stock, auto ....... i work on A/C VW's and Harley's any ideas on this, or have these symptoms happened to any other owners?

      I don't have the VAG COM tool, and can't get to the shop till monday(gotta love weekends)

      any input?


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      09-26-2009 12:52 PM #2
      bad coil pack,,,check your regionals i'm sure somebody has some laying around to sell you.
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      09-26-2009 03:17 PM #3
      youre running hella rich check for loose hoses because if the maf is reading more air than whats actually going into the engine it'll run rich
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    4. 09-26-2009 05:17 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Big Bad Wolf »
      bad coil pack,,,check your regionals i'm sure somebody has some laying around to sell you.

      x2 definitely a bad pack. since you already have a CEL,to find which one it is without a scanner unplug each injector 1.the one you unplug and the idle does not change will tell you which coil pack is bad.


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      09-26-2009 10:40 PM #5
      Yup, that's exactly what I get when a coilpack goes bad, too.
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      09-26-2009 11:46 PM #6
      keep an eye on that cat
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