Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
My Beetle was running just fine and now suddenly when I stopped at a stop sign it just stalls. The lights stay on and the battery light comes on. I have to put it in park and start it up again. As long as it's running and not left to idle it's fine, but mainly it won't idle. The rpm needle is jumping up and down. I've noticed the rpm needle jumping from time to time but nothing as far as stalling like it just did.
I also have a problem with my 2001 beetle my brakes jam on as soon as you touch the brake pedel and the only way to release then is to release the nipple on the caliper can any help its driving me mad
Posted on Mar 27, 2013
Hi, seems to me it's time for a new battery, probably the original battery in the car and 72 -78 months is a good useful life, however you can pull in to a place like auto zone ( I suggest at a time when they are not that busy, early a.m. ) and they will do a diagnostic check for free and check out the charging system , battery , and any drainage of current when everything is off for you but I'm sure it will be ok or it would not crank all day but the long over nite hours drains what little voltage that is in the battery. A battery that is bad will not fully charge because of a bad cell inside of it. Good luck, hope a battery fixes you up!!
Posted on Jun 01, 2011
Check for vacuum leaks. Also try cleaning the ISV.
If that doesnt work go to vwvortex.com and post your issue there
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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