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Golf 1.6 auto missfire when wet

Hi - an issue I have with my Golf is in wet weather. I pull away, the car begins to ****/misfire. For the rest of the journey it feels like the car isn't 'firing on all cylinders' and struggles to accelerate and cuts out when idling. The problem only goes away when the car is unused for a period of time (usually a few hours or overnight) to 'dry out'.

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    have the same issue w/my 2002 golf. i had the spark plugs and wires replaced but then the next time the weather got wet agan the same thing happened. any other suggestoins?



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  • Timing belt installed wrong or incorrectly tensioned
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Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

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