My 2003 VW Passat GLX V6 is running rough.


Asked by Feb 16, 2015 at 09:44 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It has a hesistation when I am driving under 50.  It feels like one of the cylinder's is not firing.  What can this be?

1 Answer

Chris Van Kleeck

You should get the codes scanned. A misfire in the 2.8 V6 can be caused by shorting ignition wires. Pull them out to inspect them; sometimes an oil leak internally can soak an ignition wire in oil and short it out.

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