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Car shuts off while driving

I have an 02 VW beetle with 51k miles on it, my check engine light came on almost 2 weeks ago now, and when im sitting at red lights my car engine will just shut off. It also has a hard time starting (almost like when your battery is dead but its not my battery) I brought it into a shop and it came up wtih the code po322

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  • vondittert Apr 22, 2009

    I have a 2000 1.8t and yesterday I down shifted into 2nd coming up to a stop sign when my car just died. It has plenty of power, but it won't turn over, just makes this whining noise. Tried to compression start it, but nothing, I am going to buy some oil on the way home!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    When my care is sitting still at a red light or wherever. Idling. The engine all of a sudden starts reeving up like Herby wanting to race the car beside me! It doesn't stop until I start going again. Please help what is this? Also my heater only works whenever the care is moving.



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Don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but it could be worth a try.
My 2001 turbo had a similar problem when it was low on oil.
The oil light never came on, but it was low enough to cause it to stall.
Seems there has to be enough oil circulating on the camshaft (I think they told me the camshaft, now it has been so long that I am not positive).
Either way, a quart and a half of oil solved my stalling problem.
And the problem got bad enough before I had it towed to the VW shop that it wouldn't start, very much like it had a dead battery or an electrical (starter/ignition) problem, but i still had plenty of power for horn, lights, radio, etc.

Hope this helps!




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  • joeqursehi May 31, 2011

    My 2002 VW turbo had developed the same problem. Dies when you stop at signals. Turned out crankshaft sensor was bad once replaced . $325.00 later it was OK.
    Not very happy with VWs. Something is always wrong.



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