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I put in a new coil after the old one stopped working and it still has no spark why

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Maybe the ignition module or the crank sensor is faulty

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Need firing order for 2004 vw polo 1.6. also which terminal is#1 on the coil pack

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ah, didng change them 1 by one, you bad boy.
ok most coil packs are marked. (wasted spark)
did you look at both,? old and new for marks

2 coils ,1 back and 1 coil runs 2 cylinders wasting spark
on exhaust stroke., log in (did you Google this first)
or go to see all packs zoom in and luck out
and see the marks?
Nah, just looked, not there

fist google hit lands on fixya

but id not trust that but you could just guess
its just 4 wires.
after all 2 ways works, (will run if coil is backwards)

try 1 and 4 on one end
the 1 and 4 on other end. see my drift

1 fires on compression TDC
while 4 fires at exhuast TDC (called wasted spark)
then put the other 2 wires in any order
it will start.

if serious, had the answer every time.
one stop and bingo.

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