1997 Seat Ibiza 2.0 gti 8v
Missfire

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jamie brady
Driver
8 points

Problem added: Jul 7, 2011 (9 years ago)
hi can someone help me please im trying to figure out wats causing this missfire,i thought it was the maf sensor as when im driving it was running like crap until it hit 2 thousound revs then it would clear and then start doing it again. so i got another maf sensor and it wasnt that, i changed the plugs and i couldnt get one out and it kinda ran alrite when i started it up but ive got a flat tyre to try driving it about and when i put the other new spark plug in and eventauly got it out its startin to do it abit again, could this be a faulty lead? please help im on the verge of gettin a match to this car hahaha!

Car details
Car: Seat Ibiza
Variant: 2.0 gti 8v
Model Year: 1997
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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mr pants
Driver
4 points

Jul 7, 2011 (9 years ago)
best thing too do if you changed plugs is too renew ht leads and clean distributer cap hope this helps
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Witty
Top Fixer
750 points

Jul 7, 2011 (9 years ago)
Would be good to change HT leads...
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whittingehame
Legend
15,891 points

Jul 7, 2011 (9 years ago)
Check the inlet manifold for leaking vacuum hoses .
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jamie brady
Driver
8 points

Jul 8, 2011 (9 years ago)
thanks guys im gona go get a new distributer cap today its only a 10ner so thats alrite, and ive got new plugs but not leads so i think ill get some leads aswel and i did find a worn pipe and i think its the air mixture pipe and its abit cracked so ill have to get that changed aswel. im no mechanic but i no abit and these seats are a pain lol
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jamie brady
Driver
8 points

Jul 9, 2011 (9 years ago)
thats me just got a new distributer cap and im going to put it on later,but when i had a mechanic pokin his nose under the bonnet he said to try that first then if not he pointed at the little coil thing above the water bottle that can also cause a missfire aswel cant it?
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