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  1. Ghost in the ECM? Cascading failure, trying to pin down.

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Got my wife's 02 Turbo with 130000 for a song. Turns out the seller may have been happier to get rid of it than we were to find a bargain. It ran fine for about 2 weeks after we bought it and then one fault code after another over the last 2 years. So far have put in new coils and plugs, have...
  2. 2001 VW NB 2.0 a true nightmare

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Cranks but won't start! I bought a 2001 New Beetle (Yellow Bee) for my daughter for x-mas, all drove it once, then out nowhere I opened the passenger door while she was warming up the car and it just shut down, and it won't start. I'm a diesel mechanic and never had such a hard time finding a...
  3. 99 Beetle ECM and Secondary Air Issue

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Well my daughter had to have a bug. So I got a good deal on the 99 New Beetle and now I know why…. The catalytic converter was shot and it was throwing secondary air injection trouble codes and lock actuator were shot. I welded on a new catalytic converter and fixed the locks. When I dug into...
  4. Troubles

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    So I recently bought a 01 NB Gls 1.8t.. Black, love it so much! After 6 days of owning it I was pulling into the parking lot at my work. I'm a delivery driver. And the sleeve that connected my CAT to my muffler slid and my CAT hit the ground! Pulled out both of my O2 sensors. I was able to jack...
  5. A few codes

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Well me and my family have been trying to sell our New Beetle for months now, but my father insists on fixing the cold start issues because he doesn't want to sell a car that isn't working right. Anyways, we were being delayed due to a communication error with scanners and I finally decided to...