Coil-packs Repair in my VW
A coil-pack is a collection of ignition or spark coils that are housed in a single block. Each coil helps transform voltage from the battery by creating an electric spark in the spark plug. This reaction ignites the fuel to power the engine. The ignition coil is sometimes referred to as a spark coil. On newer cars, the ignition coils serve the function that was once performed by the distributor. They are considered a better alternative because, unlike a distributor, they have no moving parts and they are required to fire less frequently. They also produce a better spark.
If you believe you are experiencing a failure of the ignition coils in the coil pack of your VW, there are a few signs to look out for. These include:
- Engine backfiring
- Engine stalls or vibrates while idling
- Decreased fuel economy
- Difficulty starting the engine
- A drop in RPMs while accelerating
The first indication of a problem would be if the engine is misfiring. If the vehicle is sputtering at high speeds or it starts to vibrate while the car is idling this could be a sign of ignition coil trouble. Also, if your car is getting less miles to the gallon than it has in the past, this is a sign of a lack of engine power as well. If you are having a difficult time starting your car, or if your car stalls out frequently, this could also be a sign of coil-pack failure.
If you are experiencing any of the issues outlined above, that does not immediately suggest a bad coil-pack. There are other possible problems that may be causing difficulty starting the engine. As well, an engine that coughs and sputters with increasing frequency could be experiencing a problem with another part of the engine unrelated to the coil-pack. One possible culprit could be an issue with the fuel pump or fuel injector. The problem could also be that one of the spark plugs is not functioning properly. A professional mechanic will be able to determine the exact cause of the problem in your VW.
While there is no reason to believe that VW’s coil-packs fail any more than those in other makes of automobile, it can sure seem like that to frustrated owners. If the ignition coils on your vehicle are shot, then they will need to be replaced. There is really no way to avoid this as the engine function will continue to decrease if it can’t get power from the battery. An underperforming engine is more expensive to fuel and to maintain.
Replacing the ignition coils is not major auto fix. It won’t take your mechanic long and it’s not likely to be an expensive repair. A local Volkswagen mechanic should be able to take care of this for pretty cheap. German Car Depot offers a fair price on all VW repairs. If you live in South Florida and are looking for coil-pack repair it would be well worth your time to visit German Car Depot.