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Car was missing and could not accelerate to a high speed. Car after driving a short distance came to stop. Had be restarted each time with the ignition key.Multiple lights lit on dash.We kept moving until we got the car to a repair shop
Ignition coils I priced on eBay for V6 is $65 they would not take more than 1hour probably about 30mins to install which is $60. Is the mechanic certain it needs a new computer or can you trouble shoot backwards? I found price for ECU (computer) www.autopartsfair.com which puts max price at $516 for the part avg $199 lets give the benefit of doubt that it takes 2 hours to install and calibrate i am assuming $150 / HR. i would estimate and 25% premium on parts $1100 would be my estimate. To me the fact you could keep driving makes me think the computer is ok and the problem is mechanical. For me I would start from basics replace the spark plugs the ignition coils are not expensive significant dinner them as well. The injectors could also be the issue but see if the car is good with new sparks and coils. Then check injectors they can usually be serviced but if need replacing around $65 each probably a mechanic would charge around $100. I would ask the mechanic why he thinks it is the computer and coils first if answer not satisfactory get another mechanic to look at it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There was a recall related to this a few years ago. I know because my engine began shutting off on the interstate and other driving situations. You may be able to search for the recall or just take it in to a Honda dealership and tell them that you received a recall notice related to your ignition switch a while back and your car has been stalling out while driving. I believe a replacement of the ignition switch will fix your problem. I haven't had any problems since. The dealership shouldn't charge you anything for the repair.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
I have the same car. So far no problems with the Transmision. I had the Trans oil change out every 60 K
Sure sounds like you need to get the Transmision checked. Is the fault light on. I have invested ina fault code reader sure is worth it.
Good luck. Vilmos
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
SOURCE: i drive a vw jetta
Guys, what you are experiencing is the car built warning system. When your engine light blinks it indicates a Major Problem has occurred or is occurring in the engine. When this occurs the cars goes into a "safe," mode which means all power is cut by at least half in an effort to save the car from more major damage. You can take your VW to any large chain autoparts store (autozone, advance, etc) a lot of them are offering a free engine diagnosis. Do this if possible to see where the problems maybe coming from and ways to fix them.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
The same thing happened to me. Last winter I had accidently touched the gas pedal when starting my Jetta diesel, flooding the engine, and it threw everything off. I managed to drive...with high rpms and little to no power... to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and reset everything. (some dash lights were on as well.) It took 3 minutes total, and it was fixed, and I have never had that problem since. I now know to never touch the gas pedal!
I do not know if this is your exact problem, but it may be worth checking into.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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