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Tech help wanted! - Car has all of a Sudden started mis-firing!!!

wolfy1988 Jul 9, 2011

  1. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

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    Hi all

    2001 A3 1.6

    After my girlfriend dropped me off at work I noticed the car was mis-firing and generally running like a bag of nails!

    Its struggling to pull away cleanly, once your cruising its fine but you start to accelerate again its starts fussing.

    HT leads? Coil pack?

    Please help as I am very worried.

    J
     
  2. talentwalsh

    talentwalsh Member

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    Yep, classic signs of coil packs. Try get your car scanned to see which cylinders are misfiring to narrow it down.
     
  3. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

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    Oh thats a relief, how much are they do you know?

    Just out of interest what difference does it make as to which cylinder is mis firing, surely the whole pack is replaced?

    Thank you for such a quick reply
     
  4. talentwalsh

    talentwalsh Member

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    Ah you have the single unit coil rather than the individual units, dont get to many of those!! I think there about 80 bob or so
     
  5. R1KVX

    R1KVX Member

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    there is a recall
     
  6. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

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    Yeah i contacted Audi of Dublin a few weeks ago about this recall and they said my car is not covered?
     
  7. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

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    Update:

    It was really running very badly today started it up after a gave it a damn good clean and it sounded like ****!

    I had a good poke around the engine bay and found nothing other than it needs some a couple of wishbone bush`s.

    Now before I go ordering a new coil pack any ideas??
     
  8. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I would get it scanned for faults first before parting with your hard earned,,,,,
     
  9. wolfy1988

    wolfy1988 New Member

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    Any ideas how much VagComs are and where the best place is to get one?

    It might be worth me picking one up seeing as Audi want €90 for the pleasure!

    J
     
  10. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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  11. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    I bought my Vag-Com lead for about £10 off eBay and used the old version of the software. Works fine for basic scanning and some adaptation.
     

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