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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Diesel

We have a check engine light on for 2 months, shop said EGR valve was bad. I flushed and changed oil but no change.

Now today we have slow acceleration and low power.

The shop wanted 1300.00 for repair Is the EGR valve that hard to remove?

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    coffeebns Aug 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2002 VW TDI but the difference is that sometimes the check engine light doesn't come on and my beetle runs fine. It's like the turbo drops out and a govenor is in effect. Even while running @ 75 mph on the interstate turn the car off and back on and this resets the computer for your speed to resume with no govenor. I've been doing this for 6 mos + and would like a fix. I have a choice of 2 VW shops in my town and I've been screwed by both so my car isn't going in to be fixed unless I go to another city and have it fixed. Please let me know what you find.....

  • willijh Oct 08, 2008

    The check engine light cane on. I took it to a shop, they couldn't find a thing wrong with the car. They some how turned the check engine light out. They drove the car 80 miles over the next to days and the light stayed off. I picked the car up, drove it all day long. Went to the gas station to fill it up for the trip home, got back in the car drove maybe 2 miles and the engine light cane back on. Could it have anything to do with the gas cap? I went and bought a new gas cap, the light has never gone off. Any ideas to the problem?

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, the engine light is on for 3 months, today I took it to the dealer, they said the timing belt need to be replace $1716.63, Vac hose for secondary air $373.17 and oil leak c Valve cover $823.27 Total will cost me $2,913.60. I don't know what to do

  • etaggart Dec 07, 2008

    I have my engine light on per the shop they say is something about the cooling system but they can't find a leak.

  • flower_jenni Mar 08, 2009

    i have the same problem. my check engine light is on. took it to autozone and had it hooked up and it read a code saying my o2 sensor was bad. changed it and check engine light went off....

  • angelika77st
    angelika77st Feb 17, 2012

    Hello, I went to Eurasian autorepair fixed it for 395.xx w/ tax included. they had to reseal it. but they had told me if worse comes to worst it could be 1900. this is a link for trusted Diesel mechanics thru the country

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I don't think that's the EGR valve that the shop is talking about for that kind of dollar figure. More likely the injectors or injector pump....accordianman

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Something I just had done was to replace my intake manifold and heat exchanger. It was so clogged it srunk from a baseball sized hole to about the circum. of a dime. It was sucking away my power. If you get it cleaned about every 30,000 km. then you will probably not have to clean it. I just had it changed at about 190,000 km.

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Just stumbled into this, potentially having problems with a stuck EGR valve on a 2002 Beetle Tdi. The valve comes integrated in a larger piece which seems to run about $200. Add in diagnose and labor and the fresh gasket, but that still should not add up to $1200 imho. It better not be that for me!
Why I reacted here was because you wrote: " I flushed and changed oil but no change." What made you think that would have any effect at all? EGR has nothing to do with oil. It is the controlled feedback of some exhaust gas back into the intake to reduce NOx gas emmision. Cheers, Hein

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