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Hi Eric, my name is ***** ***** I have an issue regarding my 2002 volkswagen jetta It has a misfiring cylinder #3 and shakes while idle or accelerating, with a loss of power

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Hello

I'm assuming that this is the petrol engine version ? so if you can confirm this and what size engine then this will help

however as the 1st thing to try (if it is petrol) then is inspect the spark plug and coil on that cylinder as some VW engines of this era are very prone to burning up the ignition coils

and if the coil looks overheated then replace it together with its spark plug

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