Having problems with your 1997 Volkswagen Golf ?

Put new spark plugs in my car now it spits and sputters some one told me it could be power pack where is it located

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If it didn't do this before the new plugs then it is not the coil pack. Those cars are very picky about the plugs they take. If you went cheap on the plugs then you got what you payed for. But the opposite is also true if you bought the most expensive "fancy" plugs you could get then they can cause the same problems. You need to make sure you use exactly the plugs the car calls for. There is a huge difference between copper core, iridium and platinum plugs. Get the correct plugs in there and you'll be all set. But before you swap out the plugs make sure all your wires are on correctly. If 1 or 2 didn't click on to the top of the plug then the engines vibration will cause the wire to jiggle around and you'll have misfire issues.
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