Question about 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
As a general rule with a modern VW TDI, if it isn't running properly go and get the engine fault codes read by a properly equipped garage. If your usual garage doesn't have the correct equipment I'd recommend finding one that does.
There are so many things that could be wrong that guessing is usually a waste of time, so "get the codes read" :-)
My '96 Passat TD (not a TDI) overheated last week and the battery light came on - it was a failed alternator belt which drives both the alternator and the water pump.
Hope this helps, D.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
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