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  1. New Member Forum
    I just purchased a 2001 Beetle as a project car. She needs a whole lot of cosmetic love! I’m hoping this forum is still pretty active. I’m documenting my process on YouTube!
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm trying to replace the brake discs and pads myself with some help as I'm a newbie to even basic car repair. I've been told all 4 calipers need to be replaced, all brake discs and pads. I put my reg # into a couple auto parts websites and found that even for my specific model there are several...
  3. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have owned my 2001 beetle for about a week now and I'm trying to fix most of my of its little issues and one of them is the door locks. They still work the internal button but the key fob button doesn't lock or unlock them. Also the external key port does not unlock them and I don't even hear...
  4. Transmission Talk
    I have a 2001 4.0 automatic vw beetle, and today all of a sudden it started shifting extremely hard into the 1st hear. Now it does this when you come to a dead stop and take off. I don't know if the transmission is slipping, but today I forgot to press the break when I put it in reverse and...
  5. 2.0 Liter Gas
    My wife's beetle is a 2001 with 92xxx miles. It started having issues (in early 2014) with starting up during any cold weather. At first I thought it was just because the temp got under 0 at night--but previous winters were no issue. Then I considered watered down fuel freezing in the lines so...
  6. Engine Swaps
    I purchased this beetle nearly 2 years ago. 2000 Beetle 5speed and was told that the motor was replaced a year or two earlier.Heres my problem, it began to over-heat and "knock" like the water pump or something is bad and it's overheating...another indicator that tells me water pump. So I have...
  7. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Okay I want to state that I have been reading thread after thread on this site to get a possible idea of what could be wrong with mine when it dawned on me to join and write my own thread about what is going on with me car! lol Anyways.... My 2001 Yellow Beetle, which I love, is being a pain in...
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