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I have vw passat 1.8 20v and i cant start the engine .spark missing in two cylinder what to do next .( I check and instal new coil two sensors . ) sory for my language im from poland thank you MARTIN

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Don't apologize - my Polish really sucks :-)
Have you checked the spark plug leads? They are made with a carbon-coated string that is brittle (breaks easy) and often fail. Also, I have had new plugs with cracks in the ceramic that would not fire at the tip.
If you take each plug out, one at a time, connect the plug wire to it and let it rest on the block or valve cover, you will see a spark or not. If not, then either the plug or the wire is bad.

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