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Engine Jerk when wet

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by EKE Ibiza, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    Tried a search but weren't actually sure what to search for.

    It developed a month or so back when it rained a lot. I'll try and describe the issue. When cold and wet the engine will jerk and cause the whole car to bump/rock/vibrate. Extremely sluggish as well in any gear. Sounds rather rough as well. Had the AA out once but typically when at temp it goes away so they couldn't diagnose it. He said perhaps dirty fuel (ruled that one out), Cat (but replaced that 8000 miles ago), possibly a misfire?

    I've booked it into a full service on monday.

    Oh its a 1.4 cool/s

    Does it sound like a misfire? Drives fine when at temp.
     
  2. Deans96r

    Deans96r Active Member

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    possibley a miss fire, but wouldnt it miss fire when hot and cold ?? not sure

    Dean
     
  3. RichN

    RichN Collecting Rings

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    Coilpack starting to break down perhaps..
     
  4. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    I've read that Cupra's going through coil packs like no tomorrow.

    What does the coil pack do?

    If it were the coil pack would any engine lights come on?
     
  5. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    The problem has developed again what with the cold weather. Had it serviced about 5k ago and was fine. This morning it's been the worse it's ever been. If you accelerate the whole car will stutter and shudder until the engine is at temp. It also stalls first time every morning. Yesterday it was about to stall so I tried pumping the accelerator but the revs wouldn't move off idle.

    Starting to get seriously fed up with the car. New tyre, new headlight bulbs, £250 service, £400 mot, new lock repair kit. A serious amount of money has been spent this year.

    Any ideas?
     
  6. tom w

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    Have you checked your plug leads as these are vulnerable to heat and dampness
     
  7. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    I haven't yet, by plugs, are they the ones to the right of the engine? Rubber pipes tubes that go along the engine cover? (novice when it comes to cars)

    To get access to the spark plugs do i have to take off the engine cover?
     
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    Yep there the ones , you might have to remove the cover if the leads disappear under it
     
  9. Ravey_Cupra

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    Spark plugs
    Spark plug leads if individual
    Distributor/main coil
    Coolant temp sensor

    Any of the above could cause issues starting and running when cold
     
  10. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    Took it down to a garage yesterday to have a look. Apparently its the coil pack and a spark lead thats knackered. Not happy with the previous garage who obviously ignored this problem when I had it serviced.

    Asked for a pre m.o.t as well as I'm thinking of getting a new car. Spent a fortune on it this year, worked out its cost me £1400.

    Looking into a Citroen C4 1.6 VTR+
     
  11. IBIZA_W1LL

    IBIZA_W1LL JoinedTheDarkside!

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    Im having the exact same problem since i went through a large puddle too fast :doh:

    I was hoping the problem would clear up and that the water would burn off or something but no such luck :( guess i will get the coils and plugs checked..
     
  12. dalegolf215

    dalegolf215 UNbanned

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    :ban:

    dont do it. id never buy another french car
     
  13. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    Why? What French car did you have?

    Parents a fews ago owned a Renault Laguna which went back to the garage after a week because it broke down every 40miles.

    My neighbour has a new c5 estate and swears by it.
     
  14. dalegolf215

    dalegolf215 UNbanned

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    i had a c2 vtr which tbf never went wrong but it was only a year old and i only had it for 6 months
    then i had a 307 and the dash was like a christmas tree with warning lights it was 1 electrical fault after another
     
  15. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    Well decided to trade the old girl in. Not gone French....stuck with VAG. Bought a 2008 Ibiza Formula Sport in silver.

    Got £1000 for my car considering I only paid £1200 two years ago.

    See readers ride for photos
    http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=282896
     

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