2000 beetle 2.0 automatic, 79,000 miles. bought from a private party as is(i am a dummy)when i got home, the car had a hesitation @ idle and acceleration, then the check engine light came on. i bought a scanner and a p0301, p0302, and a p1255 codes appeared. so i replaced the coil pack, spark plug and wires, both o2 sensors, and the engine coolant temp sensor. afterwards the idle smoothed out, so i erased the codes. after a few test drives, the check engine light came back on, and only the p0301 misfire code came back on. so now i am stuck. so i know the catalytis converter has extended warranty 10yrs or 100,000 miles. but b4 i take it to the shop to look stupid, what else can i do to make it idle better?
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I don't know what the knocking sound is, or how serious it might be, but the fact that you are being given an explanation that is clearly untrue is worrisome. I would not buy this car unless first I took it to a VW mechanic and found out what the noise really is so I could evaluate the value of the car accordingly. Unfortunately, it may not be possible to diagnose the noise without tearing down the engine.
well you could need a tune up new spark plugs wires , or coil on plug depending on vehicle change oil and air filter pcv valve check tire inflation level add air if needed also try adding a regaine fuel system treatment regaine isolates ethenol aka water and passes it though system and cleans injectors lits ports ect
first thing on a turbo, do an oil change using full synthetic oil. If you can, plan on replacing plugs and plug wires, replace antifreeze, and check brake linings. VW Beetles are tough to work on (little room), and it would also be a good idea to check hoses and belts, cleaning the engine.
Seeing as how no one ever changes trans fluid and all vehicles tend to have some trans issues,I would say your best bet is to check with a trans shop and if your comfortable there, have it towed. Unless it is something simple,expect about a $2000.00 repair bill.
The timing needs to be adjusted via the ECU unit which can only be accessed with a VAGCOM.. its a programming computer used for VW engines that is not a standard engine computer. You can find home mechanics that have VAGCOM units that may help you out in your area by going to TDICLUB.COM. This is a VW Diesel site, but the VAGCOM is used for both and there is a list there with city and states of people who have home version (software and computer) You will find most of them like me are more than willing to share and help. You also didnt mention the mileage and last time you replaced the timing belt. The VW belts are only good for 60k miles and have to be replaced or else they stretch and slip, or worse break causing misfire, no start, etc.
Check the oil level to make sure you have sufficient oil in the crankcase, and that it's not burnt. Also check the level of the antifreeze/coolant in the cooling system. Low levels can cause the car to shut down. Alway look at the cheaper easy to solve problems, then move to the more complicated.
Forget it. The automatic has different electronic components like transmission modules .sensors, ECM and cooling systems. Flywheel motor mounts and supports and sub-frame parts are different also. All of this would require a complete different engine and body harness and switches. Look for one with an automatic in it. try www.internetautoguide.com