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Volkswagen New Beetle, Engine, Hatchback
#50 of 107 My Bug keeps cutting out on me
Jul 22, 2009 (2:23 pm)
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
#51 of 107 Re: 2003 New Beetle won't stay running [pepah]
Jul 22, 2009 (4:13 pm)
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??? DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS WHY THE CAR WONT RUN???? HELLLLPPPPP!!!!
#52 of 107 Not 100% sure but
by pf_flyer HOST
Jul 23, 2009 (3:47 am)
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
#53 of 107 Re: Not 100% sure but [pf_flyer]
Jul 24, 2009 (4:16 pm)
thank you very much for your input, I appreciate your comment.
#54 of 107 Blue tempature light flashing
Jul 24, 2009 (3:34 pm)
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 ....
#55 of 107 VW New Beetle Timing Belt
Jul 26, 2009 (9:59 am)
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.
#56 of 107 Re: My Bug keeps cutting out on me [scare1]
Jul 26, 2009 (4:40 pm)
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.
#57 of 107 Re: VW New Beetle Timing Belt [fomc99]
Jul 29, 2009 (11:36 pm)
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.
#58 of 107 1999 vw won't start
Aug 02, 2009 (3:13 pm)
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!!!
#59 of 107 Knocking noises
Aug 14, 2009 (2:09 pm)
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 ?!