why is car loosing power/

10

Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 09:30 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when im driving it studers and doesnt want to go and at ideal it sounds like its miss firing.

4 Answers

67,565

The best way to know is have it scanned,could be bad plug,or a fuel filter or pump.

Best Answer Mark helpful
10

thanks thats what i was thanking cuz the guy i work with pulled the wire off the first plug and put it back and ever since then its been fucked up so i took all them out and put them all back and its running like crap

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
67,565

May all so be bad wire,s doing this to,if they have been pulled,and are not new.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
305

One explanation would be if someone switched a plug wire from one plug to another plug. Example plug 1 to plug 2 and plug 2 to plug 1 so the timing is out of order. The plug locations may need to be checked. Each plug wire needs to go from the correct location to the correct plug or cylinder for the timing to work correctly. The spark needs to go to the right cylinder so spark fires at top dead center (when the piston is it at the top of its stroke with all the valves, exhaust and intake closed). See attached photo to see the easiest method to ensure that this happens. Example: first plug wire goes from position 1 to position 1. second plug wire goes from position 2 to position 2 and so on.

Your Answer

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 41,373 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,410
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,860
  • #3
    Scott Sr.
    Reputation
    1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
356 Great Deals out of 23,055 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
790 Great Deals out of 76,991 listings starting at $888
Used Volkswagen GTI
107 Great Deals out of 8,555 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
1,028 Great Deals out of 61,605 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen Golf
74 Great Deals out of 5,204 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
891 Great Deals out of 65,271 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,041 Great Deals out of 70,993 listings starting at $750
Used BMW 3 Series
1,015 Great Deals out of 31,225 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
290 Great Deals out of 10,671 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,069 Great Deals out of 74,058 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
737 Great Deals out of 53,892 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 25,269 listings starting at $9,470
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,912 listings starting at $8,800
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 2,895 listings starting at $6,999
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
170 Great Deals out of 4,471 listings starting at $5,999
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,462 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.