Question about 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

1 Answer

Turbo doesn't work in my 2003 Beetle Turbo S

Suddenly my beete loss HP and it seem's like the turbocager is not working. There is not a single led on in the dashboard.

Posted by on

  • rpererats Jan 08, 2009

    Is this a common problem? I haven´t had any major problems with my beetle other than regular maintenaince trouble. My beetle has 55K KM (35K Mi)

  • rpererats Jan 12, 2009

    I took my car to the shop (VW dealer w/certificated shop). They run a scan with the computer with no results Like nothing was wrong). They check de vacuum hose and replaced it cause it has a leak. But the Turbo doen't work still.
    One of the mechanichs said that it could be that the whole system (Turbo) has to be replaced. This was a prelimary comment. Ithink they are just playing safe
    What can any one tell me about this or how to approach the problem? What else can we check? Remember that there isn't any visual signs of malfunction, other than the loose of HP (no leds turned on on the dashboard, no rattle, etc)

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

It could be posible that the vacuum lines going to the turbo or the wastegate actuator. So i would check those first.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • HeckerGST Jan 11, 2009

    Some cars just somehow from factory have parts that go faulty sooner than what you'd think.
    But im not sure if its a common problem with the bug but I just know that some parts aren't as high quality from one car to the next. Even of the same model.

  • HeckerGST Jan 13, 2009

    Um.... the only other thing I could think of is that the turbine could possiblly be broke or possible the wastegate could be stuck closed. I'm not really sure what else it could be. But, thats about all I can think of but I will talk and look around to see if anyone around me could maybe think of something.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Loud noise folled by loss of power


In order to run a turbo you have to have low compression in your cylinders. when you drive to aggressively you can blow you turbo out and you car will have no power at all. A turbo pushes air into you intake in order to get that power. if it goes out your engine will run like its 30 years old and blown. get a new turbo. take care and good luck.

Feb 22, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S

2 Answers

2000 diesel beetle lost power still runs soso but acts like turbo not working i hear a loud hissing noise and ticking when punching. whats limp mode


Check and replace air filter and fuel filter with a additive,I sugest LUCAS FUEL ADDITIVE AND HEET IN THE RED BOTTLE.

Aug 07, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

1 Answer

2002 Beetle 1.8 Turbo A/C quit blowing cold


You would have to measure the pressure to determine if it's pressurized correctly. The compressor won't run if it's low.
What happens when you push the a/c button? Can you hear/feel the compressor kick in? It seems like in most cases it's the compressor itself or the compressor clutch that goes. It's way too common in vw's...

Jul 12, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

Ignition coil location on a 2000 Beetle 1.8L Turbo


vw uses coil on plugs so each plug has a coil under engine cover on top of valve cover check fuses first for your other problem

Jul 10, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

1 Answer

New Clutch Needed Already?


70,000 miles is normal and $1000.00 at VW too try taking it to a reliable small import repair shop....No your car isnt going down....normal wear and tear

Jul 01, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

1 Answer

2003 volkswagen beetle turbo made a winding sound, sounded like cat was under hood


that sounds bad!! sounds like the turbo is on the way out i'm afraid

Jun 19, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

1 Answer

Idles rough ,loss of power ,sounds like its running on 2 or 3 cyl. changed fuel filter no diff. maybe a bad coil, 2003 beetle 1.8 turbo 4 cyl


I had this same problem on mt 2004 jetta. It had 85,000 miles on it. one day it bagan to idle rough but seemed fine when at higher sppeds/rpms. after a weekm I took it to the dealership and it turned out that a few of the coils/springs were shot. they also replaced my spark plugs, costing me about $550 total. But the car runs great again.

Aug 17, 2008 | Volkswagen Beetle Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

2004 turbo convertible beetle


Try using the all windows up and down button (Drivers side on door), evidently after you change your battery this is the reset proceedure.

Jun 08, 2008 | 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

172 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63801 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...