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deebow

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Oct 2, 2009
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hi
left the ibiza parked up for last 2 days and now when i start it the engine light comes on plus the car is shuddering badly. also there is loss of power when setting off. anyone know what it is or can recommend a place in sheffield to look at it
 

twin2189

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Feb 4, 2010
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im not sure but i had exactly the same problem today was a ignition coil, engine manegment light, juddering and loss of power, cost me 18 quid for a new one from gsf, im sure they got one of those in shefield
 

deebow

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Oct 2, 2009
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is there a way to see if its definetly the coil and also did you fit it in yourself?
 

deebow

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Oct 2, 2009
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does anyone know how to test the coil pack to find out which ones faulty as ive read up on changing it and it seems easy so if i can i rather try sorting it out at home before handing it in somewhere
 

Zappa

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Mar 19, 2010
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I had this same problem when cleaning the spark plugs.

I would recommend taking the plugs out at seeing if they are still good.

Stick them back in if they are and look at the coil packs. I didnt click mine in properly the last time and that's why I was getting bad shuddering, check one hasn't come loose.

If not then your best bet is to leave it in somewhere

Replacing coil pack is about £40 i think
 

sydoggkdy

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Jan 23, 2008
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Kirkcaldy!!
does anyone know how to test the coil pack to find out which ones faulty as ive read up on changing it and it seems easy so if i can i rather try sorting it out at home before handing it in somewhere
did this the other day! unplug them one at a time! if it gets worse and car almost stalls then that one was fine, but if it remains the same then that ones broken!

worth giving SEAT a ring for parts as I got one from VW dealer and it was cheaper than everywhere else i checked.

si
 

RUM4MO

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Jun 4, 2008
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South Scotland
Maybe not the right time for this bit of advice, but here it is anyway, buy a basic scan tool like the Gendan VAG one direct from www.gendan.co.uk £40 delivered, it will tell you what the problem is normally and if its a coil it will tell you which one it is. Remember this might happen again with one of the other coils - so maybe be prepared.
 
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