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    Thread: My jetta KEEPS blowing out coil packs

    1. n00b
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      2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 24v
      01-27-2013 08:32 AM #1
      Hey, I was on the highway when I noticed my car sounding different and had no acceleration so I took it to a shop. They said I had a misfire on cylinder 6 so we switched the coils to see if it followed the coil or stayed with the cylinder and it followed the coil. I got a new coil and it fixed the problem but as soon as I exited the driveway cylinder 5 went out. Changed it and got back on the road then cylinder 1, 3 went out so now I got frustrated and got the 4 remaining coils and 6 new plugs. I took the car for a spin, plug thecomputer into it and it said it was all good to to. Now just my lucky, 30 min down the road another one goes! I have changed all the coil packs and spark plugs so what could it be? It like they are being shorted out. Thanks for the help.

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      MK4 shaggin wagon
      01-30-2013 01:54 PM #2
      Make sure the plugs are tightened to 26 nm per specs. Loose plugs will blow coils out.
      the car is on an inclined driveway and up on jack stands in the front only
      04 Jetta Wagon 2.slow------>Family man now

    3. n00b
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      2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 24v
      02-15-2013 04:59 PM #3
      Thanks. As crazy as it sound I haven't had a coil go since I torque them to 26nm.

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