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    Thread: Check engine light comes on in the rain

    1. 02-16-2003 07:43 PM #1
      The check engine light comes on in the rain or snow. The light will go out after a few days. I guess after the car has completely dried put. The car runs fine otherwise. Anyone have any ideas?

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      02-16-2003 08:00 PM #2
      car stuttering at all?? what is it doing?
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      02-16-2003 09:54 PM #3
      Sounds like misfiring, coilpack is probably related.

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      02-16-2003 10:13 PM #4
      10 to 1, it's the coil pack.

      Go out in the dark.. open the hood, start the car, spray
      a light mist of water around the coil pack. If you see sparks,
      you got your culprit. (could be the sparkplug wires too, so
      spray over them as well).

      Here's what to do then.
      http://www.gti-vr6.net/library/engine/fixing_cracked_coiled_pack.html

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      02-16-2003 11:12 PM #5
      yup the infamous coilpack

    6. 02-16-2003 11:13 PM #6
      most likely coil pack or maybe your o2 wires are xposed.

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      02-17-2003 10:12 AM #7
      Could also be the relay pack located below and to the front of the bettery tray. Do you have all of your splash shields in place?

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