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  1. CEL flashing in the rain?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    hi everyone, not sure who can help me here but i own a 2003 beetle, nothing special about it but recently when it is warm out AND rainy..my engine sputters and my Check engine light flashes. my CEL is always on but when it sputters like this in the rain it flashes. It idles horrible and when i...
  2. 2000 Beetle TDI rough / pulsing idle

    1.9 Liter TDI
    Hi everybody, this is the first time I am using this forum. I just bought a 2000 Beetle TDI GLS manual transmission with 145k miles. The car needs a lot of love and mainly cosmetic repairs (door panels, headliner). I love the way it drives. The car starts great but it idles very rough...
  3. Death idle, dont know whats wrong?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My 04 vw beetle turbo, not diesel, has been idling like this for the past week and i don't know why. it is really loud, has a really bad gassy smell. I know there is a antifreeze leak, cant find it, because i have to top it off with a few ounces every 3-4 weeks. it takes like 20 minutes to warm...
  4. Erratic idle

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Been several years since I've posted here, but still browse every once in a while. Now I'm hoping my fellow NB'ers can help me figure this puppy out. I have a 2002 with an AVH engine. Head recently replaced (timing belt slipped, bent valves). Ran fine for a week, CEL came on. Day later, EPC and...
  5. 98 Beetle idles up to 1500 RPM then revs in cycles

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Good day all. I have a 98 Beetle and today I parked it after coming from work. A few hours later I went out to start it, and it had a rough start and died. I proceeded to crank it again, it started, but it wont idle above 1500 RPM. When I hold down the gas pedal, it just revs up and down...
  6. Car starts then dies occasionally. HELP!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    SO the symptom for you guys to figure out is why my gf's car starts and dies occasionally. it recently had the water pump and coolant flange replaced. I believe i read on the receipt, lost it looking for it now, that the timing belt cover had to come off and possibly the belt itself.. it idles...
  7. RPM Issue!!! Need Help ASAP!!!

    New Member Forum
    I have a 2003 VW Beetle 1.8 T and have recently had issues with it, specifically, on the RPMs. I turn on my Bug and after a while the RPMs start sort of going up and down a bit (engine seems to want to shut off) kinda like if you were to be slightly reving on and off your engine with the gas...
  8. engine crank no start w/o starting fluid no idle

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Ok first I would like to thank everyone for their input, that has helped me greatly in the past. I am having the dreaded crank no start problem. let me give you the run down. wife drove car to school. On the way back the car stalled by what I assumed to be a dead battery. Jumped car, drove short...
  9. Car dies during decelerations

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Here I am again.... my 2001 beetle 1.8L Turbo (100k miles) needs more attention.... After fixing the check engine light due to secondary air error (the rivets in the secondary air pump were broken, just changed them with screws, found plenty of detailed instructions online) my car seems to have...
  10. EPS, Hazard & Check Engine Lights

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    EPC, Hazard & Check Engine Lights Any idea what might be going on when the trifecta of EPC, Hazard symbol with a circular arrow pointing left, and now the Check Engine Light comes on? I just got this car a week ago (along with the extended warranty which I PRAY will cover whatever is going...
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