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Amedee, VW Technician
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The epc light comes on and it shakes and loses power, It

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The epc light comes on and it shakes and loses power
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: It fluctuate
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: Vw beetle 2002
JA: Are you fixing your Beetle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I havemy boyfriend who is a mechanic and he ran it through the scanner and code p0420,
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No I think that's all
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like the engine is misfiring causing the shaking and power loss condition. The most likley cause for this is faulty ignition components. It may just simply need a tune up.

Another possible cause would be plugged exhaust. This is also common especially with the P0420 converter code that is stored in the computer.

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

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