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2000 Beetle 2.0 gas engine

I have a 2000 beetle with 50k on it. it is starting to run sluggish(sputtering sometimes), had the codes read at autozone and they suggested 3 different things. Engine Coolant temp. sensor, Oxygen sensor, or Control Fuel Air Matching sensor. which or all should i replace? or is their perhaps another simpilar fix?


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  • larsen_1121 Nov 24, 2008

    I have a 2000 vw beetle and i had a problem with engine sputtering and had the same codes come up and supposively they fixed the problem, but now the engine is sputtering yet again and i have no power when i accelerate what so ever, and now I dont know what to do



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Coolant temp ....what is the control air fuel matching sensor ? that sounds like a lambda sensor to me ......28 years with vw and that one is a first for me ask them if its the same as an oxygen sesor because it does to me and i think you are having your leg lifted mate,,,,,,...

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