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#92 of 107 Re: 99 Beetle check engine light, radio, CD problem [happyvolvo]
Jan 09, 2012 (9:46 pm)
I have a 2001 beetle have the same diagnosis by several mechanics they say it's the radio had stereo shop check it out said no way radio is hooked up properly check engine light been on for over a year can't get car smogged because of it could it be the gas cap. When a couple of mechanics tried to find the code there machines blew up could it be the gas cap or something else
Jan 09, 2012 (10:00 pm)
how do you get the check engine light off after doing all these repairs . Is it possible to disconnect the battery cable by leaving it off for a period and hope it resets itself can that be done?
#94 of 107 New beetle 2001 engine light on
Jul 01, 2012 (8:56 am)
For a year or two, the check engine light has come on and the VW shop's computer indicated a faulty or blocked mass-flow sensor which I have solved with MFS spray. Ironically, it had a beetle on the sensor screen. This fixed the problem for a while until my car was hit in the right rear fender. This turned on the engine light because it broke the carbon cylinder of the emission control system which had to be replaced ($500)!
If your check engine light stays on and the shop has checked/cleaned replaced the mass-flow sensor and/or the oxygen sensor, have them check the carbon cylinder, it may be cracked, thus affecting the vacuum.
#95 of 107 1999 vw new beetle
Jul 27, 2012 (6:12 am)
my 1999 vw will start and run great for around 30 mins then stall need to wait 20 mins till it starts, got codes said problem in my evap emission control sys malfunction, any help please
#96 of 107 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8 Tubro GLX
Jul 28, 2012 (9:54 am)
I need help trying to figure out what my cars problem is. I've only owned this car for 2 months now and I'm having a lot of problems out of it.
1. After running the car lower than I normally do on gas, the gas light comes on and I go to the gas station to put gas in it, and now it won't start for a few minutes. It takes like 5 minutes to start. It cranks but won't start.
2. After I cut it on and off so many times, like if I have a couple errends to do in town it takes like ten minutes for it to start back up. Again it cranks but won't start.
It's like it gets too hot but my tempature gauge doesn't show anything on it. It doesn't blink red or anything to let me know it's overheating.
I have a few codes that come up on the computer that diagnosed it, egr valve, turbo coolant malfuntion, o2 sensor bank 1 running to lean. I've replaced the o2 sensor and it's still saying it's running to lean.
Please I need help and ideas for how to get my car running right
#97 of 107 Re: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8 Tubro GLX [mdove0829]
Jul 29, 2012 (3:28 am)
I see your engine is a turbo. Those do run hotter than a non turbo engine. I have been told that if you just idle the engine for perhaps 30 seconds before you turn off the motor, it will help cool off the engine somewhat and will lead to a longer turbo and engine life. You might want to give it a try, as it sounds like you car is starved for gas and to cool down before it will start again. The gas may be evaporating as the engine is hot.
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#98 of 107 Re: oil in water overflow [sylvia61]
Oct 30, 2012 (7:13 am)
We have a 1999 VW Beetle that we bought used with 17k miles, it now has over 200k and runs great. We buy gas and tires in addition to regular service. The Beetle is a great car.
#99 of 107 2001 EPC light and engine light
Jan 10, 2013 (5:29 pm)
The engine light came on and had it read it said o2 sensor but they had to order it I live in a small town . well I could smell the converter stink but had to drive it anyway . So when I was leavin work today the EPC light came on and the gas would not work anymore only idle so hav to come home at 20 mph will changing the o2 sensor fix this or am i in for more problems HELP.
#101 of 107 VW Beetle acceleration problems
Jan 06, 2010 (5:14 pm)
I own a 2006 VW Beetle and recently it gave me a problem on the highway. I had stopped behind a row of cars waiting to exit, and once the cars cleared out of the way I wanted to get quickly up to the speed of the other lanes, so pressed fairly hard on the gas and it slightly accelerated, but right as I was expecting it to kick up to speed the way it normally does, it pulled back and my speed dropped drastically. I tried to accelerate but it wouldn’t do anything. I pulled my foot completely off the accelerator and pressed it again and it behaved normally. This has happened once before in the life of the car, and on the first occasion all of my radio presets were on random stations when i drove the next day, although I hadn't looked right before and didn't look right after, so this could be unrelated. I took it to the shop each time this occurred and they didn’t have any answers. has anyone heard of a problem like this before?