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Volkswagen Beetle Engine Problems

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  • There were recalls on all the 1998 to 2002 beetles. The on-plug coils and the engine coolant temperature sensor both need to be replaced. If the sensor isn't replaced, the engine will get too hot and melt the on-plug coils, which are plastic.
  • mgeilmgeil Posts: 2
    My 2000 beetle also overheated in August 2008 and caused a very expensive repair. Can you provide the details of the recall? Thank you!
  • is it possible that my oil cooler is leaking oil in the coolant? i have a 2000 beetle and the oil is seeping into coolant..also my oil cooler seems to be very hot to the touch? when i am warming up engine, the oil cooler gets real hot? or do i just have a blown head gasket???
  • I Have an 2000 Bug and mine is doing the exact same thing. turning over but stalling immediatley after, unless you rev the engine. I got it serviced yesterday but the EPC and the traction light only stayed off for a couple minutes, and the engine and airbag lights are on all the time. I'm not sure whats wrong with it because I can't really afford the service at the moment
  • yooperyooper Posts: 30
    I have a 2000 New Beetle with 99,000 miles. Recently started to run rough, stall at idle, eventually restarts,
    I have installed new plugs, runs a little better but still stalls at times
  • I HAVE A VW CHASSIS, ENGINE AND TRANSAXLE FROM A LOCAL SCRAP YARD. I WOULD LIKE TO REBUILD THE ENGINE AND TRANSAXLE FOR A VW POWERED TRIKE. THE NUMBER ON THE METAL UNDER THE TRUNK READS 134 231 5062. THE SHIFTER TUNNEL IS STAMPED WITH THE NUMBER 134 251 7068. THE ENGINE IS STAMPED WITH THE NUMBER KO 23911. IT IS STAMPED ON THE MOTOR JUST BELOW THE GENERATOR BRACKET. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE THIS WAS AND WHAT SIZE ENGINE IT HAD? ANY HELP WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED. THANKS.
  • iggy12iggy12 Posts: 1
    Just wanted to know if anybody else had this problem. After i start my car and have it in gear i go to press on the gas pedal and it has no power. If i floor it the car starts shaking and it wants to stall. After i run the car for a few minutes it goes better but it is not 100%. I replace the batterie, still doing it. The water pump,timing belt have been done last year. If anybody knows anything could you please help.

    Thanks in advance.
  • pepahpepah Posts: 4
    would the vacuum hose breaking off make the engine not run? or would a low battery keep the engine from running? the car will start and runs for about 25 seconds...anyone have any clues or answers?
  • scare1scare1 Posts: 1
    My fella bought me my VW Beetle last yr..it has done alot of miles and we thought was going really quite well although the engine light has always been on since we bought it. It has just had a service and all ok at a local garage not VW dealership,they just said it needs to be plugged into the computer to get the engine dash light off.
    Lately tho' the past week or so it has been cutting out on me when I'm going round roundabouts,sitting at lights and turning corners like i have stalled it..and I know I havent! Have to put the hazards on and restart worried that someone is gonna go into the back of me...by the way it is a new battery
    Has anyone got any answers?
    Please help Sarah
  • pepahpepah Posts: 4
    UPDATE: now the EPC light is on when we try to start the car. The car will start but immediately stalls. We had it hooked up to a battery charger all night and still continues to stall after turning it over. WHAT THE EPC LIGHT MEAN??? :blush: DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS WHY THE CAR WONT RUN???? :confuse: HELLLLPPPPP!!!! :sick:
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854
    I think EPC stands for Electronic Power Control, so I'm guessing you have a problem somewhere along the "drive by wire" throttle control system. In the bad old days, gas pedals were connected to throttles by a cable, but now they generally are electronic controls that operate the throttle. The car probably starts because the fuel pump regulator (which keeps pressure in the fuel line) has enough gas at the engine to get it started, but whatever the actual problem is (bad relay, bad potentiometer, etc) in the electronic throttle control system then prevents any more fuel from getting to the engine and it stalls.

    I think you're likely looking at an electronic control issue rather than some physical problem with the engine and/or battery

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  • vwfreak80vwfreak80 Posts: 2
    My blue tempature light comes on after driving, and if I go long distances, it starts flashing. Through research i think i want to try to replace the coolant sensor? Where is the best place to buy a new one, and does someone have instructions or a link on how to change it your self without paying out the ....
  • pepahpepah Posts: 4
    thank you very much for your input, I appreciate your comment.
  • fomc99fomc99 Posts: 1
    I had a timing belt break on my vw beetle 2.0 gas engine. While I was changing the timing belt I decided to change the head gasket also. I have the engine all put back to gether and have checed an rechecked the timing belts specs and it is right. In fact I even tried it 180 degress to make sure I had it right. When I try to start the car it acts like not compression. It rurns over reall fast like the motor is not turning over. It does however have compression and the psitons are ok and the valves are ok. The crank and the cam and are both turning over. If I step down on the accelerator it will backfire no matter if I have the timing belt right on or 180 degrees off. Any suggestions.
  • It could be the fuel filter, air filter or oxygen sensor. I had a 5speed Rabbit GTi that stalled when in neutral due to the Oxygen sensor. Just a guess. Hopefully this helps you.
    Good Luck with your car. :shades:
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    Make sure you also change the Water pump! Vw installed in all Vws a waterpump with a Plastic Impeller that is prone to breaking around 60k miles. Make sure to change it NO LATER THAN 80k miles! BOTH!!

    The entire kit for a 2.0 is $150 on Ecstuning

    Sometimes, if its flashing red, it can also mean the the car is running low on coolant. do NOT buy GREEN coolant from autoparts advanced! you MUST buy Vws G12 Coolant. Yes, its more expensive, but its the only coolant that will work in a Vw Engine properly without throwing weird codes and causing problems. You can also add some distilled water.
  • I have a 1999 Beetle, 86,xxx miles, 5 speed manual transmission. I was driving it out to a friends house, stayed 5 minutes, got back in the car and it wouldn't start. There is a soft hum coming from near the engine of the car. We had to push it to pop the clutch to get it to start. It ran fine on the way home, but still won't start. The battery is not dead(tried to jump it.. nothing) Please help!!!
  • What makes a 2000 VW Beetle 4 cyl, 2.0 liter engine, single overhead camshaft, make a predetonation knock upon the acceleration of the throttle under 1000 rpm's?

    Please Help ?!
  • unplug the MAF (mass air flow sensor), located on hose going into air filter box. If car runs better it is the MAF, check junk yards,..... all the junkyards..... they are hard to find used but worth the effort. A new one (Bosch) can cost 160 to 280, used should be $50. I'm fairly new to this 1.8 beetle but learning and spending quickly.
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