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Volkswagen New Beetle, Engine, Hatchback
#60 of 107 Re: VW 2001 Pressing gas but has no power [iggy12]
Sep 24, 2009 (8:21 pm)
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.
#61 of 107 Exaughst gasket under turbo (2001 1.8 turbo)
Sep 24, 2009 (8:34 pm)
How do I change this gasket? From under vehicle or do I go from top of motor? Is this really hard? I have changed my secondary air pump, o2 sensors so maybe I can handle it??
Thanks for any input!
#62 of 107 Secondary Air Pump can be less than they tell you.
Sep 24, 2009 (8:51 pm)
I have made the mistake of buying a 2001 1.8 turbo NB for my daughter. She loves it and it ran fine until the timing belt went. I had a quote of 4 to 5K so I went with a local garage who did a good job for 2k. Now it's time for a sticker and I am chasing the engine light. Did o2 sensors, MAF, plugs, coils and then noticed the secondary air pump hoses were cracked and in replacing them put 12 volts to the secondary air pump, pump was not working. This is just a 12 volt air pump that should run with 12 volts hooked up to it.
Pump is +/- $500. I went to a local junk yard and took one out of a 1997 passat (completely different engine and model # on pump but the hose inlet and outlets were the same). Be sure to take the plug from the new used pump, change the bracket and wire the beast in. Tight fit but you can get it in. Hopefully this will save someone some dough.
Also find a used MAF in the junkyards if possible, call them all, $50 instead of $250.
#63 of 107 Re: Exaughst gasket under turbo (2001 1.8 turbo) [philayres]
Sep 26, 2009 (5:18 am)
Any Help? Host even? Thanks
Sep 27, 2009 (5:18 pm)
Any response to the gasket? You guys must know, lay it on me.
#65 of 107 Re: VW New Beetle Timing Belt [fomc99]
Oct 06, 2009 (1:38 pm)
Did you find out what was wrong? It sounds like my daughters beetle is doing the same thing. It just spins the engine without any resistance at all. If you depress the gas pedal it backfires??? any help will be appreciated.
#66 of 107 Changing the Timing Belt
Oct 06, 2009 (1:50 pm)
Is it fairly easy to change a timing belt on a 2000 VW 2.0L in a Beetle? I have changed them in Chevy's, Nissan's, Mitsubishi's but not on one of these. about how long should it take and what can I expect it to cost me if I do the work?
#67 of 107 Re: Changing the Timing Belt [uncleego]
Oct 07, 2009 (7:24 pm)
Hopefully the belt did not break already! If so one or more of the valves are probably bent. That can cost up to $4,000 at a shop, and if you do it your self (bring head to a machine shop) approx. $2,500. If you got to it before it broke you should change the water pump at the same time. I figure 6 hrs or so and $250. It is tough to get at and take your time disconnecting all those foolish connectors.
#68 of 107 Re: Changing the Timing Belt [philayres]
Oct 08, 2009 (7:34 am)
Thanks for responding. No the belt didn't break so I hope I will be fine on that note. Good idea on the replacement of the water pump, I will do that. Thanks again.
#69 of 107 battery cables hooked up backwards now car not running well??
Oct 08, 2009 (10:59 am)
I have a 1999 VW beetle with 150,000 miles on it. My husband boosted it off for me and inadvertently connected the booster cables up backwards. After that my car has been acting odd. It will start for a few seconds and then die, epsecially if you put it in reverse. No warning lights come on and no fuses are blown. The only fuse that was intially blown was the one for the radio that I replaced. Any suggestions?? Often now yuo have to rev the car up to keep it started, once you get going and its been running for a few minutes, its fine!?!?!?