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Old 10-27-2010, 04:04 AM
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Default P0300, P0304, P0303 Codes

While driving my car this moring I had the CEL come on, and the engine started running very rough. I took the car home, and pulled the following codes P0300, P0304 & P0303.

Yesterday I had replaced the shift linkage with a Dieselgeek short shifter (awesome BTW) & accessed the bottom of the shifter mechanism (bad bushing at the shifter assembly). During this process I had the air filter assembly off of the car, as well as dropping a portion of the exhaust system to access the shifter linkage. Today I searched the car for anything I might have done wrong. I kinda expected to find something that wasn't re-installed properly, or a vaccum hose that was disconnected. Everything looked okay.

Where do I start?

Local repair shop?

Car is a 2003 Turbo S 1.8, 72,000 miles on car, TB & WP done by me
1000 miles ago.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:45 PM
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Those are misfire codes. Spark plugs changed lately? Coil packs? The coils are under recall right now.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:42 PM
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Not all Beetles have the coil pack recalls or so they say. I don't know why, they are all the same crap. My dealer told me my coil packs were not subject to the recall they may have been blowing smoke up my arse.

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Personally I think all the rubber hosing that decays and falls apart is worse then the coil packs and VW never did a recall for the hoses.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:52 PM
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i had the same symptoms with my 2003 TS and it ended up being a misfire in cyl 4 caused by a bad coil once they replaced it all was well and my baby runs smooth!

mind you the car had 116,000 on it when this happened
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:28 AM
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Default Thanks for the replies!

I took your advice and called the local dealership. The car has two recalls that currently apply (coil packs & sunroof). I have an appointment for this Friday so we'll see if that takes care of it.

Thanks again for the help.
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