Four Symptoms of a Broken Audi A6 Ignition Coil
Among the car parts necessary to start up your Audi A6's engine, the ignition coil might look like one of the simpler ones. After all, there are only two coils inside its barrel-shaped body as well as two exterior poles and a high-voltage cable on top of this barrel. And yet, this simple device is used to start up your engine because it can take power from the battery. The coil then increases this voltage until it creates a spark. Because of this important function, a damaged coil can present a lot of troubling symptoms. Here's how you can diagnose a broken Audi A6 ignition coil:
The first symptom of a failing ignition coil is having unused fuel pass through your emission system. A loud popping noise, the smell of gasoline, black smoke, and a loss of power will all indicate that your Audi is backfiring.
Because ignition coils are supposed to create a spark, the second symptom is having spark plugs that don't receive enough charge. You'll find it hard to start up your Audi, especially in the cold. If you eventually manage to get a full spark that starts your engine, your car will run sluggishly thanks to your broken coil.
A rough ride
When you stop experiencing a smooth and comfortable ride on your executive car, then you'll know that you're experiencing the third symptom of a damaged ignition coil. For the most part, you'll experience a sputtering engine and a lot of stalling. If you attempt to drive at a higher speed, your Audi will move rather jerkily. Finally, if you attempt to slow or stop your car, it will vibrate to a hald and will need a restart.
If you continue to drive with a bad ignition coil, you'll really regret it when the final symptom rears its head. Because a broken ignition coil affects the voltage traveling to the engine and because you have continued to let it run this way, your engine could sustain heavy damages. Your Audi's spark plugs will break and your engine will stop running completely. Replace your ignition coil immediately before things get this worse and you'll be happy that you did.