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My Polo 96 1.04 litre sudennly started to stuggle, sound like it's firiing on just 2 or 3 cylinders, thinking it might be the distributor cap/ht leads?

It's still getting me about but I fear it will conk out as I am punishing her.

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Could be coil pack!
Or maybe because its a 96
just getting old.
Owen.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

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SOURCE: 2000 Engine runs rough, cuts out/dies in wet weather, rain, water

if you haven't changed your spark plug wires they do break down and usually need replaced every 40,000 miles or so. the dealer can't do anymore than you can they would change parts out too. they could get a code if its something that the computer recognizes

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SOURCE: 2000 Volkswagen Polo runs rough and dies in wet weather and rain

Girlfriend's 99 Polo had same issue. In fact it recurred yesterday! Anyway, am not expert, but it seems to be due to deposits building up inside distributor cap area and then getting damp in wet conditions, causing shorting of ignition 'signals'. Found solution is to clean inside cap every 6 to 12 months with a cloth and IPA (or water if you're stuck - just make sure to dry it properly!) and the problem goes away. Silly thing about her Polo is that there's no decent splashguard to protect the engine area from splashes from puddles etc. I've lost all respect for VW coz of the amount of silly things that have gone wrong with her car...! Hope this helps - sounds to me like it's exactly the same problem.

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Have you checked your cylinder compressions ?

I would do that now.

Also try to find out which 2 cylinders are misfiring !

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have you isolated which cylinder is misfiring?
either way I would have a compression test done .. to find out which cyl is not firing pull 1 spark plug lead off at a time until you get the one that makes no difference

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SOURCE: distributor cap and spark plug leads order/layout?

The firing order is 1342. The cylinders are numbered from left to right 1234. Depending on wether it is a 16 valve engine, the distributor cap lead number one position is at the front on the left, if its a normal 8 valve engine , the distributor cap lead number one is at the front pointing straight at the front. So, moving anti clockwise, the next lead will be number 3, then 4 , then 2.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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