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Hey guys,

Does anyone know a mechanic in the Miami area ?

I recently bought a '03 1.8T with 80K miles. I looooove the car ! My engine light has been on for a while now, I took the car to a mechanic and neither the computer or the mechanic himself could tell me what the problem was...

I feel like a sudden loss of power even when idle in Neutral (it's automatic gear)... I've also have experienced a heavy vibration when accelerating.

Please, any help will be most appreciated !

I really love this car and want to maintain it the best I can

Thanks !
 

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was the mechanic a VW dealer?? I'm pretty sure there are a few guys on here in your area with VAG-COM that could help you out...
 

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Hey guys,

Does anyone know a mechanic in the Miami area ?

I recently bought a '03 1.8T with 80K miles. I looooove the car ! My engine light has been on for a while now, I took the car to a mechanic and neither the computer or the mechanic himself could tell me what the problem was...

I feel like a sudden loss of power even when idle in Neutral (it's automatic gear)... I've also have experienced a heavy vibration when accelerating.

Please, any help will be most appreciated !

I really love this car and want to maintain it the best I can

Thanks !
I know a competent, trustworthy mechanic in Miami, off of bird road in south Miami. If you're interested let me know.
 

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I wonder whay happened...hhhmmm vibrating, loss of power, I would guess plus and coils
 

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Hey George !

No, he's just a "VW Specialist" or that is what he says... They've been in business for a long while and that's why I took my car over there... Would you recommend any VAG-COM in the Miami area ?

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Hey thanks for your response ! Sure, please let me know who's this mechanic you're recommending, I reaaaally need a good and trustworthy mechanic ASAP !

Thanks !

I know a competent, trustworthy mechanic in Miami, off of bird road in south Miami. If you're interested let me know.
 

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Hey Shaun, thanks for your response ! I changed all (4) spark plugs and experienced this problem more often ever since, even though it was the exact spark plug (NAC something) but, without an "R" at the end. I checked how the spark plugs were doing and they're burning fine... Do you think it could be a coil problem ? I feel a heavy vibration everytime I accelerate, although the problem is not present every day, it always appears when I drive the car longer distances. It almost feels like a chu-chu train.

Let me know your thoughts !

Thanks !

I wonder whay happened...hhhmmm vibrating, loss of power, I would guess plus and coils
 

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Hey thanks for your response ! Sure, please let me know who's this mechanic you're recommending, I reaaaally need a good and trustworthy mechanic ASAP !

Thanks !
It's a really small place with one mechanic. His name is Philip and the owner's name is Lynn. They are both honest and the labor is reasonably priced.

Service Auto
7023 Southwest 46th Street, Miami, FL 33155-4613
(305) 666-2988 ‎
 

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Sounds like ignition coils to me... If you had the code(s) its throwing that would help.
I second this.. sounds like something is wrong with your spark.. plug wires or coils.. (since you already replaced the plugs...)

Unless of course the plugs were not gapped properly.... I'm not sure what that would feel like..

-xM
 
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