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Engine is shaking, reduced power to engine, service engine light on, all of a sudden, car was driving fine

01 vw passat with shaking, engine light on, reduced power to the engine

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    The engine light comes on and the reduce power to 50% comes on the radio and the car shakes

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Bad ignition coil pack.easy to fix

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Could be anything you need to give more info. Have the cars computer scanned for codes, It may help identify the problem or help lead you in the right direction.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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