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2002 Volkswagen Golf Question: check engine light

 

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salno1, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Mount Laurel, NJ, October 27, 2009, 11:46
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check engine light flashes and then car shakes. problem is intermitten.

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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 27, 2009, 11:58
     Master

    Hello,
    This is indicating that there is a misfire in the engine, try not to drive it in this condition, you can damage your catalytic converter. You'll need to have the diagnostic trouble codes read out and diagnosed. I can tell you that on this model, it is common to see the ignition coils fail and cause this problem.

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  • Answer #2

    some guy November 22, 2009, 15:28
     Journeyman

    audi has a recall coming for the "pencil type" coils. you may be able to get this fixed for free at the dealer if its coils, its worth a call.

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  • Answer #3

    mahindra November 23, 2009, 11:40
     Journeyman

    The TSB is 01-07-28, What are the trouble codes.

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