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Old 07-20-2018, 12:30 PM
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I just bought this car. It had the c.e.l. on, code read p0302 mis fire cyl.2 . I drove the car and the c.e.l. started to blink and the car lost power. I made it to a auto parts . I put new plug wires on . Car ran ok still the c.e.l. was on ." The next day I went and turned the c.e.l. off " and the car immediately started to bog down loss of power .but still got up to speed and made it home . I parked it . Next I bought a new coil and installed. Started right up put in gear and the car wont drive now just barerly moved . But In reverse shutters real bad but moved fine . not sure what to do at this point ..any help would be appreciated thank you
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:20 AM
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VAG Error Code: 16686/15128/10592/7115/8736/4057/000770

EOBD II Error Code: P0302

Fault Location:
Cylinder 2 - Misfire Detected

Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)(K83) active.
Lack/loss of power.
Hard start.
Engine hesitation.

Ignition system.
Fuel injectors.
Fuel pressure.
Running out of fuel.
EVAP canister purge valve.
Evaporative emission system.
Low compression.
Base engine problems.
Engine Control Module (ECM) damaged.

Possible Solutions:
Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
Do a compression test.
Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB) 15 if misfire changes location.

Special Notes:
This feature search for engine misfire in a specific cylinder. Most of the time the cause for a misfire is a lack of combustion in a cylinder due to absence of spark, poor fuel metering, or poor compression.

Tech Notes:
The P0302 code means that the cylinder 2 is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks an if no leaks are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs on cylinder 2. If the problem persist more tests needs to be done to diagnose problem.

When a misfire occurs, engine speed will fluctuate. If the engine speed fluctuates enough to cause the Engine Speed (RPM) Sensor (G28)/Crankshaft Position Sensor (G28) signal to vary, the Engine Control Module (ECM) can determine that a misfire is occurring.
As taken from my new EOBD II Fault Codes Software

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Old 07-21-2018, 12:17 PM
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So thank you for the info .. but all me problems starts AFTER I turned the C.E.L off
I have already replaced plug wires witch made the car run , then I turned C.E.L. off started running bad , next I replace the coil. .now the car runs but won't drive in gear ..
what happened when I turned the C.E.L. OFF ...
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Hillbilly6950 View Post
now the car runs but won't drive in gear ..
Turning the C.E.L. or M.I.L of only clears the ecu log, you still need to fix the problems else it will come back on.

If it DSG or manual?

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