Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Possibly an O2 sensor or a fuel pump/filter going bad/clogged. It sounds like a fuel issue. does the car have abs brakes and an abs dash light that turns on with the other lights when you turn the car to on before starting? dragging brakes is not fun and i have seen abs sensors go bad and lock up on people including myself.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, the MIL (engine check light) will only go out when the car has had 50 drive cycles - start, run to normal operating temperature and stop, without further faults. A normal EOBD code reader such as you used to check for the fault originally should also be able to cancel the fault and put the light out. If the code won't clear, suspect a faulty ignition coil. Which is a common fault on these vehicles.
Hope that helps Matt...
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
go to a shop and see if there is a code stored in memory. anything else would just be a blind guess. If you are near an Autozone that do a scan for free
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Sounds like a turbo problem, check all electrical connections and vaccum hoses, any engine lights on? Then it's time to take it in, I assume you have a good VW expert just around the corner who is honest, reasonable, and reliable,,,, sometimes it happens! Hope this helps, and look into it right away, it can cause other problems if let go $$$$.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
So many possibilities. But I would look for arcing on the coil packs. Use dialectic paste on all the plug wire connections. Arcing is easiest to see at night.
If it is the purge valve, then opening the gas cap to relieve vacuum will temporarily make it run better.
Look for vacuum leaks.
Temporarily pinch off hoses to see if they are the source of a leak.
Try putting gas dryer in the tank, in case there is water.
Posted on Aug 11, 2012
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