96 Jetta GL 2.0 - CEL - Cylinder Misfire
My 96 Jetta GL runs like crap, especially when it's cold. It gets about 17mpg and the CEL comes on after driving it a short distance.
If I drive it for a while, then clear the engine codes, the codes don't usually come back until I park it again long enough for it to cool down and then drive it again.
It has new plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotary button, PCV valve and hoses, Catalytic Converter, MAF sensor and Temperature sensor. AND brand new Ignition Coil
I've also cleaned the throttle body (which got rid of one engine code)
Now I am left with 2 frequent engine codes and one intermittent engine code
The two frequent ones say Cylinder 1 misfire and Random Cylinder misfire.
The other one has something to do with the O2 sensor not reading anything, but it only throws this code once every long while.
What could be the root cause of my troubles?
Could it have jumped time? How difficult is it to change the timing belt in one of these?
Last edited by jiveabillion; 05-29-2010 at 12:54 PM.
Reason: Added new ignition coil to list of new parts.