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Volkswagen Jetta GLS: The DTC is P0300 (and maybe P0301, P0302,

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The DTC is P0300 (and maybe P0301, P0302, etc.).

The coil pack has been changed - there was a broken plastic connector on the original one.

I have new spark plugs and wires, but I'd like to go about this in a systematic way, rather than just changing this or that.

Is there a Response Flow Checklist available?

If a repair manual is needed, which publisher would you recommend?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer!!!

Is your scan tool able to check life data to see which cylinder is misfiring ??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

P0300 - Random / Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected


P0304 - Cylinder 4


 


If you need more data, I could look into downloading live data directly from my car to the computer.


 


1. Later today, I will remove, and take pictures of all 6 spark plugs for visual indicators. Maybe this will correlate to the OBD findings above.


 


2. Suppose, one or multiple spark plugs are corroded, is it necessary to change the wires also? If a resistance test across the wires is within acceptable specifications, can the same wires be reused? Or do corroded spark plugs also coincide with internal non-visible wire damage? (This could save $75 on the NGK wire set).


 


3. The NGK plug on this vehicle is a double platinum ($12 x 6 = $72). Per NGK website, there is also a single platinum available that is acceptable for the vehicle ($4 x 6 = $24). For a $50 difference, is it worth it to stay with the original double-platinum plugs.


 


Thanks.

Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.
Stay with the original plugs , before you tear it apart start the vehicle and use a water bottle and spray water on the wires and see if the cars run worse and misfires and repost the findings please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Completed the repair. Here are my findings (hopefully to assist others):


 


1. The coil pack had been previously replaced; however, the broken plastic nipples on the coil pack did not correspond to the most fouled spark plugs.


 


2. Cylinder #1 was the worst - the old plug was completely black. The others just looked worn down, but not with black soot all over. This cylinder also had a broken spark plug boot when removed.


 


3. All spark plug wires were replaced (not with OEM wires, but an equivalent high-quality NGK wire set).


 


4. Anti-seize lubricant was applied to the plug threads, and a torque wrench was used to tighten the plugs to 20 ft-lbs.


 


5. All engine codes were cleared upon starting the engine.


 


6. During the first minute, there were still mis-fires heard; however, after the car was taken for a quick test drive, the operation and power returned to normal.


 


7. No additional P03XX codes appeared after a re-scan.


 


8. Problem appears to be solved for now.


 


 


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Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.
You went ahead and replaced both plugs and wires correct ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes. All the plugs and wires were replaced.

Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.
Ok good am glad the issue is fixed the vr6 engine is common for misfires . I hope this helps .

Please don't forget to provide positive feedback thank you
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