Okay... Got a problem guys! My car is misfiring and sputting really bad. I've replaced spark plugs, spark plug wires, and fuel filter. Not sure what could be causing it, but none of the things I've done have fixed it. Any ideas of what it could be?
I'm thinkin a bad catilaytic converter or a fuel pump.. I don't know though, any ideas???
I just dont think it could be the coil pack because it seems like its a fuel issue, like it sputts and Boggs down like its not getting enough fuel. My acceleration is bad and it has like no power. And this only occurs after it sits for about 2-3 hrs in cold or hot weather.
soooo, is it possible that when i did my plugs&wires that i may have cracked the coilpack when removing/installing the new wires????
I'm thinking more and more its a cracked coilpack, any ideas of what i could do to test it before i fork out the $200 for one?
If you just use the search you will find all the info you need on vr6 coilpack replacement or cheap DIY fixes (JB Weld). Unless you have paperwork on the motor who knows if it's actually rebuilt, the timing chains are more of a concern(look this up aswell, good to know about for a new VR6 owner). And if it has been rebuilt recently, I wouldn't be beating on it until it's broken in a bit. Personally, i'd find better looking wheels before I did coils, and wouldn't have mis-matched pieces on your car(AKA grille that looks like it came off a black car in a junkyard) And if you're not used to driving low, consider a skid plate, as anyone on this forum will tell you it's pretty easy to smack the pan if you aren't used to being low.
Not trying to put you down, just experience from my first VR6 and coilovers, and going through 2 oil pans and 1 pickup before I smartened up and learn to pay attention when I drove (it's not a regular hop in and go wherever you want without thinking car anymore once it has coilovers). Also expect for your wheel bearings, strut tops, front end parts and tires (if you don't get it aligned) to have a shorter life span than a stock car would.
The outlook is Grim
car is running well (for now). replaced the plugs, wires, and coilpack and no more misfiring
but now onto another task. does anyone know of a diy for replacing a window motor in one of these? ive got the replacement motor and i've taken off the door card to check it out, but i've got no idea where to start. any help?
so, not sure what exactly the rpms are it should idle at, but cold start, warm start, doesnt matter which it is, i will start the car then it will go up to about 1500, then settle down to barely over a thousand rpms, and i almost can feel a small missfire once in a while, it just runs so low, im not sure if thats normal, or the beginning of a new problem. also, after sitting for a couple hours, i will shift through first then get it up too about 3000 rpms in 2nd, then push it up to about 4000, and then it will bogg down and will die, then when i try to restart it, i have to give it gas and it cranks hard and takes about 15 seconds to start.. im not sure what these problems could be, maybe an alternator slowly going out for the low rpms? not getting enough power to run the proper rmps? i just did wires, plugs, and coilpack not too long ago, so not sure what the problem could be. any help at all? any ideas?
So I wrecked my car Saturday night!
Slid off the ice covered road and hit a telephone pole doing about 45
Snapped the cv joint off and bent the control arm up & back. That's all the damage I know of, but I am planning on getting it fixed. Not sure if this is a smart move or not. But I don't have any other options right now haha so fixing it it is!!
That's some tough breaks, man.
Where do you live in Ohio? I'm up on the lake between cleveland and toledo, if you need some help getting it back together I could probably lend a hand. If anything, you might want to take some measurements of the control arm mount points, compare side to side to see if they moved around from the hit.
From the looks of it you're going to need new control arm, bushings to go in it, ball joint, CV axle, nut, probably a new tie rod assembly, maybe a steering knuckle & wheel bearing depending if anything snapped off the knuckle. not including the fender you're probably looking at $250-$500 in parts. I put my mk2 jetta over a curb sideways a couple of years ago and bent the s#!t out of the control arm, I regret junking it to this day since looking back, the repairs are relatively easy.
Last edited by nowake19; 01-07-2013 at 05:13 AM.
Im in Defiance, about 45 mins south west ish of toledo
I had it towed to my mechanic on friday
but i'll definitely keep that in mind in the future! im only 18 so i dont really know how to fix many things yet, havent had anyone to teach me. and i dont really have a junk car to learn on because this was my only car, so i dont wanna mess this one up, lol but thanks