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    My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

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    hey Guys im new to this website.... I just got my 04 1.8t and out of nowhere the car has started to shake real bad and my check engine light is on even if the car is not running the car is shaking extremly....and the gears are not falling in right... its reving alot higher..... I was wondering if anyone has an idea of what this can be.

    ill apreciate it.

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    Senior Member Two Rings falconcrest32's Avatar
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Blown coilpacks.

    dont fret, its an easy fix
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    pat it on the dash and tell your car "it's only an m3.. there's no need to be scared"..



















    possible coil pack?
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    i assume you meant to say if the car IS running it is shaking....

    its most likely the coilpacks. audi is coming out with a recall shortly for these, because they are a known issue and are a common failure. might want to change the spark plugs while youre at it. neither of these jobs are hard to do by any means.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    thanks guys..... any idea why it could of happen?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Dan[FN]6262's Avatar
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    because our coils suck. /story
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Quote Originally Posted by doublezero30 View Post
    i assume you meant to say if the car IS running it is shaking....

    its most likely the coilpacks. audi is coming out with a recall shortly for these, because they are a known issue and are a common failure. might want to change the spark plugs while youre at it. neither of these jobs are hard to do by any means.
    the recall is currently going on right now. not for all 1.8t's though. the number is slim.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    after you get that fixed. make sure you carry spare from here on now unless you're one of my co-worker that don't want to listen when i told him to carry spare. his reasoning was its under warranty so they can just tow it. i hope it does happened to him while his out nowhere though...lol

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    anyone knows how much the coilpacks go for?

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Quote Originally Posted by parserito View Post
    anyone knows how much the coilpacks go for?
    $25/each. get four of the newest 'R' version and call it good.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Yeah, I about shat myself when it started happening to me. I thought it was going to be real bad, but yeah it was just a coilpack. $25 fix.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    after you replaced all four, just keep the other 3 as a spare. also from here on now after all are replaced with the rev r, just replace whatever goes out and not all four since i went through this road. i installed all four at one time and 10K miles later one goes out which got replaced and still no issue for over 50K miles now.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    i had a coilpack go bad when i was text driving my car lol :) had them replace it before i bought the car.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    yea its the coilpacks, get four new STI ones, and does anyone know if the recall is for the 3.0 also?

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    no, dont get STi coils.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan[FN]Shank210 View Post
    no, dont get STi coils.
    2nd. Just get the OEM 'R' versions.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    can i get them at any store? or just online..... by the way can i still drive the car? or can it cause any problems if i do.... i have to go to work n that my only way there.. i dont mind it shaking until i fix it but i really need to drive it ....

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    I drove mine a little bit before I was able to get the CP and it was fine. Just sucks driving it that way. I got my CP's from a local Autozone, I think.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Quote Originally Posted by parserito View Post
    can i get them at any store? or just online..... by the way can i still drive the car? or can it cause any problems if i do.... i have to go to work n that my only way there.. i dont mind it shaking until i fix it but i really need to drive it ....

    Don't drive it till you can replace the coil. You will end up running rich and the excess will end up ruining your cat.
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Quote Originally Posted by EBG 18T View Post
    Don't drive it till you can replace the coil. You will end up running rich and the excess will end up ruining your cat.
    exactly
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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Hey guys thanks for everything...... just finished installing the CPs....... NO MORE VIBRATION!!!! =] (i was looking like a 5 year old jumping up n down) thanks alot....

    All i gotta do now is find a way to take the check engine light off...... but thanks again

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    it will go away after a few cycles

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    great to hear you fixed everything! did you buy spares?

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    Re: My car is shaking Really bad.... Help

    Quote Originally Posted by nikothegman2003 View Post
    yea its the coilpacks, get four new STI ones, and does anyone know if the recall is for the 3.0 also?
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