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Volkswagen New Beetle, Engine, Hatchback
Apr 30, 2010 (6:45 pm)
I was changing the light bulb in my girlfriends car. Sometime while I was changing it the epc light on the dash came on, now I have to get a new bulb and replace the old one but does this sound right? Did I do something to make this light come on, somehow, while taking out the light? Will it go out when I get the replacement light, I hope
#75 of 107 98 New Beetle Not always starting.
May 14, 2010 (4:06 pm)
My daughter's 98 beetle (2.0 gas) one day just wouldn't start. Turned over, battery new, just wouldn't start. Came out the next day fired right up? Wouldn't start a few days later at her high school parking lot. Found a lot of info. on VW forums --on a whim shot starting fluid into air cleaner and she started up and ran fine for a few days. Checked fuel pump ... it is working fine. Any thoughts? Check engine light is NOT on.
#76 of 107 Re: oil in water overflow [jrolf]
Jun 08, 2010 (10:42 am)
It might be the engine oil cooler. Located between the oil filter and the block. Mine had a small hole in it and it allowed water and oil to mix. Better check the engine oil dipstick you may have water in the oil. You can check the cooler by taking it off and submerging it in water and use air hose to pressurize if it hase hole you will get bubbles.
#77 of 107 Re: oil in water [bodyguy]
Jun 08, 2010 (10:50 am)
Mine did mix oil and water. You can test the cooler by taking it off sumerging it in water and pressurizing it with an air hose. If you get bubbles it has hole in it.
#78 of 107 Re: Changing Spark plugs on 99 New Beetle 2.0 non-turbo [charliereid]
Jun 08, 2010 (11:02 am)
You jus need a plug socket with an extension. The plugs set at an angle so you can get to them. The hard part is gettin the wires off you have to have something to get hold and pull the cap.
#79 of 107 gas door
Jun 11, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Has anyone else had problems where the gas door won't release? Ours finally got stuck permanently. Mechanic showed us a release wire we can pull, from inside the trunk. I'm not the incredible hulk but I'm not all that weak either and it's almost impossible. My wife tried once and gave up. Now we just leave it closed but not pushed closed so it latches. Lots of little problems like this but this is the latest.
#80 of 107 Re: 98 New Beetle Not always starting. [dstoneman]
Jun 23, 2010 (8:13 pm)
Did you ever figure out the problem with this? my gas 98 beetle finally will crank after the shot of starting fluid in the air cleaner, but whenever i put it in third or basically get above 30 it has a heavyloss of power and feels like it automatically shifts down to 2nd... now this is a manual car, and thoughts? Some kind of electrical components inside gone bad?
Aug 21, 2010 (6:45 am)
I have a hessing noise coming from the motor and the brake pedal is hard to push.
I know it must be a vaccum leak .There is a small can like item around all the vaccum lines ,could that be leaking or bad? what is that part?Thanks
#82 of 107 Re: 2004 New Beetle Turbo Engine Overheats and is shot within seconds [kmcclas]
Sep 14, 2010 (11:12 am)
I just had a similar problem with a 2003 New Beetle Turbo with only 42,000 miles on it. I haven't gotten in back yet but it's going to cost about $7000. Did you have any luck with VW on you issue?
#83 of 107 Not starting in the cold
Dec 03, 2010 (4:52 pm)
I have a 2003 new beetle convertible and whenever it gets to be under 40 degrees it gives me a hard time starting. Has anyone seen this before? and If so any advice. Please please I need my car to work.