VW 1.8t breakdown

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    My engine computer started reporting a misfire in cylinder 1 of my 1999 Passat's engine this evening. Shortly thereafter, the entire car started reporting the misfiring as well; I coulda sworn I was riding a horse. Anyway, I need to take a look at it but I can't remember which cylinder is #1. Can someone please look this up in their manual? My manual is 200 miles away at the moment. Mad-quickness is appreciated, as I have to work on Monday.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    NOBODY knows whether it's the cylinder at the back or the one at the front? Come on, can I get a little help here?
     
  3. amon

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    nope didn't even know there are cylinders in there..
     
  4. Leonard Washington

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    I do believe its the front, but dont quote me.
     
  5. DuncMan

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    sorry i drive a VR6. but lemmi look into it
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    UPDATE:

    Cylinder 1 is the frontmost cylinder.
    I replaced all four plugs and the coil for Cylinder 1. No dice.
    (sigh)

    What else could it be?
     
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    Well, I found out what it was. The ignition controller went bad. I'd already figured out that it wasn't anything I could reach with normal tools, but I was half hoping I was wrong and that it would turn out to be something simple like a ignition coil or a fuel injector. But no, it was one of the devices inside the ominously inconspicuous box known as the ECU. (sigh) That's okay, I didn't need that $500 anyway. Woulda been nice if the mechanic hadn't spent the first three hours rechecking all the parts I'd told him were working fine. Maybe he'll believe me next time.
     

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