Loss of power

Tiny
MBLACKMON
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  • 2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 259,544 MILES
I have a sudden loss of power, as in no acceleration. It almost dies at an idle. The exhaust was glowing red where you can start to see it when peering under the car. And it was shaking a lot as well. It starts fine. And this wasn't gradual at all. Out of the blue after stopping at a light it wouldnt accelerate. 2001 vw jetta 1.8t and there is a faint smell of something
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 2:57 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 AT 6:05 AM
Tiny
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It was two coils then the third went fixed it now the number four went
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Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 7:14 PM

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