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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.

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  • 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)



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

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  • 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.



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