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2012 Passat, 80,000 miles, at hwy speeds will putter and 50

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Hello Pearl,
2012 Passat, 80,000 miles, at hwy speeds will putter and 50 mph max.
p0300, random cylinder misfire
P0301, cyl 1 misfire
P0351, multiple cyl misfire
P0304, cyl 4 misfire
Suspect crank position sensor.
JA: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?
Customer: Did not on the five mile trip home.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Have not tried anything yet. Started acting up yesterday and I will work on it today.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: 4 cyl, standard shift,
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 month ago.

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i do need some more info .

if you switch the coils from #1 and #2 does the misfire still occur over 50 mph?

when you rescan does the p0302 code come up?

please let me know

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