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Volkswagen New Beetle, Engine, Hatchback
#39 of 107 1999 vw new beetle
Jul 20, 2008 (9:31 am)
well guys and gals, i have told you all the problems ive had with my vw.after 4 diagnostic checks, the stupid vw dealer said the computer was messed up and neede replaced.they were charging 1475.00, to replace it.i found a import shop that was near by and they are replacing it with a used one for 370.00 to 500.00.the check engine light has been on for a year now. couldnt get it inspected til this light was out.somewhere along all the problems the dealer has crashed my computer, but wont take the blame.even vw of america wont help with it.so everybody who owns one, you are on a repair trail that never wants to stop.so if you have a good dependable auto, hang on to it.these new vw are not a cheap car to own.
#40 of 107 2000 VW Beetle overheating again
Aug 05, 2008 (10:43 am)
We recently bought a used 2000 VW Beetle.
After driving it a couple of times it overheated. It melted and blew 2 plugs out near the motor and that let water spray out onto to motor.
The mechanic replaced the timing belt and the water pump.
I drove it a couple of days and it overheated again.
I knew the folks we bought it off of and they said they hadnt had any problems with it. It hadnt been driven since winter. Now after owning it 2 months we have only got to drive it about a week tops. Its overheating again. I have a thermostat ordered from VW and we will replace it this week. The fan is running fine. Any ideas what else it may be.
I am so aggrivated.
We also had to replace the a/c compressor. We bought a used one and it was fine until one of the lines blew. This is the only used part we have put on it. The compressor is fine but the line is going to cost 272 plus labor..
#41 of 107 Re: VW Beetle A/c Problems [rhinodecals77]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:00 am)
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.
#42 of 107 Re: VW Beetle A/c Problems [xenophage]
Oct 02, 2008 (9:22 pm)
My 2000 beetle also overheated in August 2008 and caused a very expensive repair. Can you provide the details of the recall? Thank you!
#43 of 107 oil in water
Nov 06, 2008 (7:51 pm)
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???
#44 of 107 Re: enigne stalling [rparris]
Dec 02, 2008 (7:01 am)
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
#45 of 107 Runs rough, stalls, eventually restarts
Feb 03, 2009 (4:12 pm)
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
#47 of 107 VW BEETLE IDENTIFICATION
Feb 10, 2009 (10:59 am)
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.
#48 of 107 VW 2001 Pressing gas but has no power
Jun 24, 2009 (10:25 am)
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.