Question about 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi my 1998 vw beetle stalled out of no where the check engine light came on and car would not restart was stuck in the middle of the road , in a few mintues it started again and than died seconds later , I had to toed home when my husband got home he reset the computer by disconnecting the battery check engine light went off car seems to be fine now, changed the oil it was overdue , what could be the problem is it going to happen again or could it be possible it was just a glich ? I am really worried I dont want to get stuck again.
Sounds like you have a gremlin running around under the hood, just kidding. The check engine light was probably caused by a failing sensor, or it could have been a loss of oil pressure due to the old oil. If the problem never returns then I think it is safe to say it was a loss of oil pressure, but if it is a failing sensor this will occur again. When and if it does happen again do not reset the computer, take the car to an autozone(they diagnose check engine lights for free) if you have one around you. The diagnostic will tell you exactly what sensor has caused this, but if you reset the computer ther is nothing to diagnose. And a dealer or shop can charge 60-90 dollars for the diagnsis. Based on my expirence if it is a sensor it is probably the MAP(Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor) this sensor is probably the only one that will completly shut down the car, most other sensors will fail and your check engine light comes on but the car stays running.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
I have an VW 98 beetle 2.0 engine. As soon as i start my car everything sounds well but if you can listen to the engine it sounds like the car is going to stall. I don't know why this happens. You can drive the car but sometimes it sounds like the car is going to stall. What could be worong? Could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone knows this problem please and thank you!
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Hello , thanks for asking ,
i am sure that you should not get worry , it's ok , nothing will happened , and good news you will not get stuck again ,
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have a great day ,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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