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Flashing engine warning light

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by Fleejay, May 28, 2010.

  1. Fleejay

    Fleejay Guest

    I had my 52 reg 1.4 Sport MkIV Ibiza fully serviced and MOTed about two weeks ago and I started her up today to find the engine warning light flashing and the ride lumpy and with generally lower power.

    I was told that they replaced all 4 spark plugs during the service and I understand that this can cause the coil pack to go?

    Does that sound about right? I can get hold of a VAG COM system - will that be able to tell me if it is the problem?

    If it is, how much should I be paying to get a new coil pack fitted?

    Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: It's done 111k miles by the way.
     
    #1 Fleejay, May 28, 2010
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  2. rich3001

    rich3001 Active Member

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    If its a coil pack the vag com will say mis fire on cylinder 1 or which ever number it is. I pay about £23 for a coil and fit it myself as it only takes 2 mins. unless your with the AA then they come out and fit a new one and chatrge about £50
     
  3. Fleejay

    Fleejay Guest

    Thanks for your help Rich, I've got the VAG COM on it now, the codes are:

    16684 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
    16686 - Cylinder 2: Misfire Detected
    16688 - Cylinder 4: Misfire Detected

    I've reset them all, I'll go for a drive around the block and see again what comes up...

    EDIT:
    16688 - Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected

    has come back up again.
     
    #3 Fleejay, May 28, 2010
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  4. Fleejay

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    One more question: is it safe to drive like this? Or am I going to be damaging the engine?
     
  5. rich3001

    rich3001 Active Member

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    Yep its deffinalty coil packs. I would get it fixed asap. There is alot of info about whats actually happening when the coil packs stop working in this thread

    http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=270191

    Edit: post 14 in the link is a guide on how to change coilpacks
     
    #5 rich3001, May 29, 2010
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  6. Fleejay

    Fleejay Guest

    Thanks again for your help Rich, I'll get it sorted ASAP!
     

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