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2002 VW Beetle non Turbo automatic

Car just won't stay cranked up. When you crank it, you have to have your foot on the gas to keep it idled and the other foot on the brakes to change gears or it will go dead. What's going on?

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Timing belt could blow off screwed valve so need check timing belt if its tight enough something wrong with fuel line

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Idle compensation is not correct due to one or more of the following; Bad/clogged air filter, vacuum leak, EGR valve, PCV valve, head gasket leaking, bad gas, water in fuel, fouled plugs, 02 sensors need replaced, locked torque converter, etc. These have not been listed in order of expense; just as they come to mind...accordianman

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You can try to google "Mouse Meat Inc". The owner, Earl, he knows everything about VW. You can try to give him a call or contact with him, he will tell you how to solve your problems. I had him fix my car before and ever since then my beetle is problem free. He's the one you want to talk to, he's way better than any dealers. He's located in Tacoma, WA, if it's not anywhere near you, he can even try to hook you up with someone he knows that's close to your location. Definetely give him a call!

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