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Epc light and mil light are both on in 2004 jetta

I have a 2004 2.0 Jetta and i was driving down the road when all of a sudden the entire car shut off, but just the engine.(radio, lights, windshield wipers were still on) i luckily was able to push it into a parking lot where i could take a look at it and i noticed the EPC light and MIL light were both on. I figure it's not the battery, as the car still cranks strong, someone told me it may be lack of fuel reaching the engine? i really don't know. i bought it from my dad about 3 weeks ago and he said he never had any problems like this before.

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Hello Zach. my name is Andy and to start with the best way is to connect the obd2 scan tool into it that way we can gomore straight to where the problem is and avoiding dealer fees or mechanic fees which they are really expensive and avoiding replace parts unneccessary

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SOURCE: 2003 Jetta 2.0 L Engine, MIL and EPC Lights ON

Probably a bad COIL-PACK

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