Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
She was running fine till yesterday morning . i just bought her 3 days ago we checked all fluids and everything was fine then yesterday on the way home the temp light came on went off then flashed twice a few minutes later when i finally got her home she was running hot. i did turn heat and fan on high when the light came on. it only takes about 20 minutes to get home so i dont think any severe damage was done. we've had many makes and models of cars but this is the 1st and probably the last bug! any insight would be great since i still have to pay for the car and refuse to be punked by a bug! also the abs light has been on since i got the car.
First is there anti freeze in the radiator. How hot did it get? you can have a stuck thermostat or a bad water pump,and or a hole in one of the coolant hose. check and see if the radiator is full,if it is not add water,and start the car,and wait. about 5 minutes see if the upper radiator is soft when squeezed if it is then thermostat is ok ,but if it is hard to squeeze you have a stuck thermostat. if the that is ok . you may have a bad water pump or even a radiator fan not working
Posted on Oct 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 VW Beetle Will not start
Check the heavy duty cables from the battery to the starter motor and solenoid and also the battery earthing (grounding?) - there terminals could be corroded / burned.
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Posted on Dec 02, 2008
there could be an air gap in you coolant circuit, make sure you have purged the entire cooling system of air that might have been be trapped in the cooling circuit when you changed the T-stat.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
SOURCE: overheating problem
looks like you have done everything but the problem with your car is that the cylider head gasket has gone have a look at the dipstick or remove the oil filler cap if it looks like mayo then 100% head gasket has failed you said no water on the floor so it must have gone into engine only way this can happen is head gasket failing, if you have put lot of water in to the cooling system then your sump will be full of oil water mix.
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Posted on Apr 22, 2009
i had the same problem... Change the spark plugs and the ignition coils, All of them... It usually accelerates without giving it gas.. Don't worry about that...
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
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