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  1. Multiple Warning Lights and No Starting After New Brakes

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Can anyone help? I have a 2004 New Beetle 1.8 Turbo S. Today I replaced the front brake rotors and pads, cleaning the callipers and associated hardware. There were no issues replacing the parts until I tried to start the car. Now it won’t even turn over and I have multiple warning...
  2. Does this sound right?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Yesterday I had the front and rear brake pads and rotors replaced. I was charged 3 hours of labour plus the cost of the parts. In addition to that, my CEL had been on for a few weeks, (not blinking). The engine was scanned and came up with code P1116 O2 Sensor , Bank 1 Side 1. The order...
  3. VW Beetle 99' will not start

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello everyone, I'm having trouble with my 1999 vehicle that I recently bought off of craigslist. I went out today to start my car and the car will not start, the oil and brake lights are blinking and making sounds along with some of the other lights. If I turn it all the way the engine...
  4. Brakes HELP

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Does any one know if the engine is tied up with the breaking system ? I already changed everything I could think of calipers booster master cylinder and it still looses pressure I've bleed all the lines and master cylinder like 100 times and still nothing the ONLY thing left I can think of is...
  5. Need some serious help going crazy!!!!brakes on my beetle !

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Ok so I have just done about everything in the books to try to fix my 2000 beetle brakes. So I replaced both rear calipers two rear brake lines I changed the brake booster the master cylinder. I spent 2 whole days bleeding the car from the master cylinder to each break line to pretty much...
  6. 2007 New beetle Brake Issues

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Looking for thoughts and feedback on a 2007 New Beetle with 52k miles. Picked up the notorious whooshing sound of a bad vacuum line and had a hard pedal. Limped it in to a reputable repair shop that specializes in VW/BMW/Audi. Initial thoughts on his part was vac lines but turned out to be the...
  7. bad brake sensor? also front defrost not working

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    so as the snow started flying in the great state of maine i discovered that when i turn the vent switch to defrost the air still blows out of the dash vents any suggestions on that issue. also the check brake pad sensor light is on on the dash and i checked the brakes, new brake pads on all...
  8. Vacuum Canister?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My daughter's 2004 Turbo Beetle has to warm up before her brakes work. Her check engine light is also on. I was told that there is a crack in the vacuum canister and letting it warm up gets the seal needed for the brakes. has anyone had this problem and if so, where is the vacuum located to...
  9. Bleeding the brakes

    2.5 Liter Gas
    I just bought a 2008 new beetle convertible about a month ago. In looking at what needs done maintenance wise, we discovered that the brake fluid needs changed every two years. My question is do I need to bleed the clutch as well and in what order do I bleed everything? I have read the other...
  10. Special tools for any New Beetle Mechanic

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So still being a New Beetle Noob but one that wants to keep his bug in tip-top shape, I was wondering what are some special tools that are good to keep on hand. I know there are a lot of torx and hex hardware on these machines and the rear brake calipers require a retraction tool for the...
  11. Brake noise after pads and rotor change

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I replaced the front pads and rotors on my 2000 Beetle. Much cheaper than paying the garage to do it. After everything is reassembled on the driver's side, the rotor doesn't seem to sit straight and I can see it deviate from true at the same spot each time it turns. Just a slight wobble, but...
  12. Brakes not working properly following drive axle replacement

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 99 TDi. The driver's side motor mount bolts broke, and the engine fell on one side, also braking the torque limiter under it. When it dropped, it tore the CV joint apart at the tranny. I got a used mount, torque limiter and drive axle and put them in. But now the brakes don't work...
  13. I Need New Brake Pads and Tie Rod Ends

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, I need new brake pads and tie rod ends. The dealership quoted me $420 for the brake pads and $418 for the tie rod ends. I just wanted to make sure these were reasonable prices. I also wanted to ask if these are things that I could do myself. I don't do much auto work at all, but I am...
  14. Brake Issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello again! You guys always seem to have some great suggestions for me when I'm having a bug problem. My newest issue involves my brakes, or more specifically when I brake. A little while ago I ran over a huge fallen palm tree frond. I tried to avoid it but circumstances lead me right over it...
  15. Turbo S - Brake help!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Im looking to buy new brake rotors for my 2002 turbo s. Are they the same as a normal 1.8t or is there something different? I would like to buy them drilled and sloted any suggestions?
  16. HELP! ..please

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently, I took my '02 Beetle into a to get my headlight replaced and my air conditioning looked out. After replacing the headlight and tearing apart (and resembling) my air conditioning, I went to pick up my bug. When I got in the car and began to drive my emergency break light was on...
  17. Brake Reccomendations?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello, I have a 2002 NB with an automatic transmission. The brakes, both front and rear, will need to be replaced soon. I live and drive in the city (Pittsburgh). Are there any brands of rotors and pads better suited for city driving? I take the bus to work so I don't do a whole lot of driving...
  18. Brake calipers

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I'm sorry if this isn't in the right spot, but I couldn't find a forum just for brakes. I need to replace the rear passenger caliper in my '00 GLS Bug. There are apparently two different types and I don't know how to tell the difference, other than one is listed at 36mm and the other is listed...
  19. Recommend a Shop/Mechanic?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi everyone. I have a 02 NB Sport 1.8t. Bought it brand new at Auburn VW. It has 138k and has been a great car! :) Last week my check engine light came on and it started running really rough, took it to the dealer they changed the plugs ( 200 ). They told me I needed a fuel injector service...
  20. help with my front brakes?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey, I have been through the how to, researching for about a week on here. I am still confused though so any help would be lovely. So, there is this little rubber thing holding on my calipers like around the bolts. How do I remove it? Or do I not need to? Also, my brakes look nothing like...
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