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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Question: how to fix the codes P0300 thru P0306

 

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bello69, Fallbrook, CA, November 04, 2009, 16:06
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I was going to change the spark plugs but they were replaced 5 months ago. Do you recommend changing them or is there anything else that you recommend replacing. Please make any suggestions.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 04, 2009, 16:33
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    It's highly unlikely all those plugs have failed. I'm guessing you have the V6 based on the P0305 code, but the 4 cylinder engines have a lot of problems with the ignition coils, but it's unlikely 5 of those would fail at the same time too.
    This really requires performing some tests, monitoring the ignition system, checking engine compression, fuel pressure and intake leaks. You can read about these codes here for more info: http://repairpal.com/OBD-Code-P0300

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    Visitor, May 20, 2010, 11:33

    Its the coil. A quick way to test is: turn the car on, spray coil with water. If the car runs worse you need a new coil.
    Same thing happened to me. Changed all the spark plugs and all the cables, then ran the spray bottle test and found out it was the coil.

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