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Ignition coils keep crapping out

Ive have an 04 Vw GTI 1.8T. Ive replaced all 4 ignition coils as well as spark plugs in the last year. Car has less than 60k on it. Another coil just died yesterday. What gives?

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  • Leelee Eriesian Jan 19, 2009

    What exactly does that mean? Could that maybe explain why my radio wont pick up any stations?

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You've got to much voltage going to your coil

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    RAY CRAZE Jan 19, 2009

    don't get me wrong..v.w's aren't my specialty but if your coil keeps going out it's definitly getting to much juice to it.. try calling your neighborhood v.w. dealer and ask for the service dept.

    they usually try to help you if you talk to them right.. good luck ray

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Possible voltage regulator failure,,providing too much voltage to the coils.

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