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It has a problem that seams to be caused by moisture if it sits out in the rain and or fog for more than a day. The car will start but will be misfiring and engine will die unless you rev it up to 1,500 rpm or more. However, the miss firing is still very noticeable. Once the engine compartment gets some heat in it, shut off the engine, and let the car sit awhile the problem goes away. Its like moisture is getting in or on something that is causing the misfire. This only happens if it sits will run rine in the rain and fog. I think the heat keeps the ________ dry thus no misfire.

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks for your guick responce but I don't think this car has a distributor. I see that I left out some details when discribing my car. It is a 2001 beetle with the 2.0 gas engine and automatic trans.



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Most likely cause is a crack in the distributor cap. This allows moisture to penetrate the cap and causing misfires and stalling. This would be the 1st place to check.

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