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Fuel pump pressure

Could you tell me what the fuel pump pressure should be on a 1998 vw beetle? I'm getting about 55LBS ,but car just starts and dies and won't rev up,however will keep running and rev up when I hand feed it gas with squirt bottle. already changed the filter. appreciate any help you can give me. p.s. I can hear the pump running and a bubbling back sound in the tank.

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  • rannan1 Aug 12, 2008

    seems to be the right key and no flashing light on door or dash. it is my neices car and sister says similar problem happened before ,they took to dealer and it took no time to fix , they thought it was somthing to do with the brakes,possibly a reset or something ?

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Hi..
The fuel Pressure for your Beetle. with 2.0 L.
Is 36 Psi. engine idling.
43 to 55 engine off.

If you Spray fuel in the throttly. and keep running.
But if Only start and die.
Check the factory alarm.
Check if you have the right KEY.
The KEY on this car use a CHP inside. to prevent the car to be start with out the right key.
If the key is BLACK and look like use chip.
Check the Red LIGHT on the driver door or cluster , if the light is Flashing the SYSTEM is activated try to desactivate with the KEY on the DRIVER door lock Cylinder. if the light goes off
Try to start the car.
If your car is not equipated with CHIP. see if the light is ON or OFF.

Ok. I hope this help to diagnostic your car.....

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