Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
My 2000 beetle will start and run fine if the temperature is above 40 degrees F. but on cold mornings the starter will turn the engine over and the car will start and the immediately die. On subsequent attempts thr car will continue to do the same thing for ten to fifteen attempts. Starts then dies. I noticed when I turn the key on the fuel guage does not activate as if it does not get a signal.
After the weather warms up the car starts and runs fine. We only have one key right now, so it might be the key. No key codes come up on the dash Does this sound like a key transponder problem? Marc
There is a much richer fuel mixture during a cold start, the colder the engine the richer the fuel mixture
retarded ignition timing causing the fuel to burn for a longer period of time makes the engine heat up faster
anything that doesn't allow the mixture to be properly metered, like vacuum leaks, bad temperature sensors, or O2 sensors, MAF or MAP sensors, bad EGR valves or PCV valves hoses or tubes,
anything that will cause the fuel mixture not to burn properly, like worn spark plugs, or any other ignition part, wires, cap, rotor, timing, compression, will cause poor start or no start conditions that are worse in lower temperatures,
also low voltage, week battery, slow cranking of the engine can also cause hard to start conditions
Posted on May 20, 2016
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
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 20, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Nov 03, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Sep 27, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Jun 05, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Mar 12, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Nov 09, 2009 | Volkswagen Beetle Cars & Trucks
Sep 07, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Jun 13, 2008 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
Mar 03, 2017 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
741 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!