The subway kicker doesn't seem to be as strong as it should be, i.e. sometimes the ball just drops right down the drain instead of hitting the right flipper as it should. The mechanism moves freely, the core moves through the coil smoothly. The manual describes how to aim the ball guides, but that doesn't provide much movement and didn't help anyway.
The coil that is on it is an aftermarket A-1496 (same as the slingshots, kicking rubber, and pop bumpers); being aftermarket it has obviously been replaced. I can't find mention of the specific coil in the manual, only a generic listing of common coils that doesn't mention the subway kicker and a somewhat less than helpful note saying coils vary from game to game and that I should consult the manual.
Could someone take a look in their Volcano and tell me what coil you have in there, and if it looks original? Is there a way to give it a boost, say with a capacitor or a stronger coil?