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Hi I recently purchased a 2002 jetta from a so called friend of mine. before i purchased it she told me it burned oil and that sometimes on the interstate it would blow out smoke when she reached a high speed. i drove it for about a month and then had a baby. in the 6 weeks of my recovery the car sat idle in the driveway. when i decided to go for a ride i cranked it up and it started shaking and the cel was blinking. once on the road the car shut off at the first traffic light. i had my son in the car so i didn't drive it far before getting it back home. i spoke with the "friend" that i bought it from and she said the transmission and cad converter had recently been replaced. i know the engine is misfiring but what could be the cause of it and is it worth fixing?

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Check the coil pack sounds like not firing all cylinders.

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