Loss of power

Tiny
MBLACKMON
  • 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

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 2:57 PM

2 Replies

Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
  • 45,744 POSTS

Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 AT 6:05 AM
Tiny
MBLACKMON
  • MEMBER

It was two coils then the third went fixed it now the number four went

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 7:14 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Other Engine Low Power Questions