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I HAVE A 1998 JAGUAR XK8, BAD COIL BUT NO ENGINE LIGHT

I HAVE A 1998 JAGUAR XK8, JUST RECENTLY WHEN DRIVING OVER 50 MPH, OR AT A STOP LIGHT THE CAR IDLING ROUGH THE CAR SHAKES, MY MECHANIC SAY'S THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE COILS ARE BAD, BUT THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS NEVER COME ON .? WHY

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  • jaguar2300 Nov 18, 2009

    thank you for your answer,
    ? would still like to know why the check engine light never came on, could their be a problem with the car computer. thank you

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Could just be a vacuum leak or the throttle plates are dirty

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