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Transponder does not read code car will start run 1 second then die it was running then quit with no other problem that I could tell

This is a 1998 vw beetle was running great then died and won't stard \

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Get it towed into a repitable shop to have it check out,

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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SOURCE: 2000 2.0 vw beetle starts then dies

computer possibly has noticed a reason to shut down engine try checing the oil low oil psi will cause the computer to shut down engine before damage occurs

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 vw beetle 1.9d

If you do not have a Check engine light on and you have an alarm system, try in disabling that first and then try starting it. Do not disable the alarm by pushing the button, you must completely disable it. Some systems will act this way mhen the key did not register

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: fuel pump pressure

Hi..
The fuel Pressure for your Beetle. with 2.0 L.
Is 36 Psi. engine idling.
43 to 55 engine off.

If you Spray fuel in the throttly. and keep running.
But if Only start and die.
Check the factory alarm.
Check if you have the right KEY.
The KEY on this car use a CHP inside. to prevent the car to be start with out the right key.
If the key is BLACK and look like use chip.
Check the Red LIGHT on the driver door or cluster , if the light is Flashing the SYSTEM is activated try to desactivate with the KEY on the DRIVER door lock Cylinder. if the light goes off
Try to start the car.
If your car is not equipated with CHIP. see if the light is ON or OFF.

Ok. I hope this help to diagnostic your car.....

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 VW Beetle will not start in cold, runs fine above 40 degrees

I was just reading the owners manual for my 2000 beetle and it says the diesel fuel has a problem with the wax separating from it below 40 degrees. Put the car in a warm garage and it will start.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: engine starts, runs (3 sec.), dies

Sounds like your immobilizer is activating. Try another key or you need to take it to a vw dealer for diag and adaptation.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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