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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Is bad gas causing my car's engine to miss and lose power?

 

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Visitor, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Little River, SC, July 28, 2011, 11:24

I filled up with gas yesterday, and today my 2002 New Beetle Turbo Z started hesitating and the check engine light started flashing then stayed on. I drove it home but had to put the automatic transmission in neutral at each stop light. Could it be bad gas, and if so, how can it be fixed?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 28, 2011, 22:54
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    Is there a Check Engine Light on? It is more likely an ignition coil failure but proper basic diagnostic tests need to be done before jumping to conclusions.

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