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Volkswagen New Beetle, Engine, Hatchback
#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.
#84 of 107 2002 beetle shuddering
Feb 27, 2011 (9:47 am)
Me and my wife just tried going to church and we didn't even get halfway down the street when the car started shaking. It doesn't have a full tank of gas, and we were going at fairly low rpm when it was doing it. We parked it for a bit to decide what to do, and when I drove it back to our house, I went a bit faster to get the rpm going, and it basically stopped. Also, the check engine light is on, and came on RIGHT when the shuddering happened. Any ideas?
#85 of 107 Engine/Transmission Noise
Aug 01, 2011 (6:59 am)
My daughter owns a 2003 VW Beetle Turbo. After the car is sitting in the sun for several hours and gets hot, when she shuts the engine off there is a grinding noise. The battery and starter were just replaced. Any clues?
#87 of 107 HELP! Accelerating Issue!
May 03, 2011 (2:55 pm)
I just replaced my Radiator, Mass Air Flow Sensor, and Auxiliary Fan Control Unit on my 2002 VW Beetle TDI, when we put everything back together and drove it was fine for about 3 miles then it started "jumping" when I accelerated. I don't know if it was something we did when working on it or if it is something new. Any idea what could be happening?
#89 of 107 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI in snow and ice and cold
Mar 12, 2008 (6:34 pm)
I own a 2002 VW New Beetle TDI and will soon be moving from Austin, Texas to Montana. I'm trying to decide if keeping the Beetle is smart, or if I need to go with something with AWD. Also, my little beetle has been a little touchy about starting in cold weather. Can anyone tell me how these lovely little cars handle really bad winter weather? (Way below freezing, icy roads, blizzards, packed snow roads, etc). Thanks!