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My 99 VW cabrio runs just fine until there is any rain. The car will skip/jump in any gear whenever it rains. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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when was, the last time tune up was done,and if it was done wth low grade plug wires,id bet on tune up

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Water is probably leaking onto your engine somehow and shorting out the plugs.

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have ford check the cabin filter.I had the same problem and the
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I believe it is an air-flow problem. I have a 2001 Beetle that did the same thing & no mechanic could solve the problem until I finally succumbed and took it to the dealer. This was a free repair for me as it is a well known problem. Do not leave it unchecked as it will ruin your cat converter/exhaust system which is a costly repair.

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We went through this with ours recently. Hyundai diagnosed it as a bad crank shaft position sensor. We replaced it and we're up and running again. Not sure why the damp weather affected it but it did.

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Testimonial: "Thanks so much for your help. I will check into that today. And forcast is rain all week. ugh."

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