why does engine light flash when accelerating to get on highway. Replaced coil already


Asked by Jan 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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A flashing check engine light is warning you that the engine is misfiring and damaging the catalytic converter. Sounds like you're misfiring under load. Give your Jetta a full tune up. That'll most likely solve the problem. HTH. -Jim

Armaan Rajwani

The spark plug wires could also be a culprit. They last around 100,000km or 60,000 miles. Best to replace the whole set. Should cost around $150 for some quality OEM ones

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