Emissions light comes on everytime, and the code is for # 3 cylinder misfire, on top of 2 other codes. don't know where to start.

Asked by Jan 31, 2011 at 04:20 PM about the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

she runs rough, has since i bought it. emissions workshoplight is always on to remind me. finally have some time to look at it but not sure where to start. #3 cylinder misfire, but it could be a # of things. the exhaust is crap also, you can hear the spuddering through the tail pipe when accelerating, and you can defiitley tell she doesn't run right. please help!

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Take the spark plug out of the #3 cylinder and compare it to a spark plug reading guide. That should give you some idea of what is wrong.

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