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  1. Question, coolant light came on

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey guys, so I honestly have no idea what I’m doing and I’m going to try to explain this the best I can. I own a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle but, and I got into a wreck. The hood is a little smashed but the car seemed to be still driveable, but as I started the car, my coolant light came on, I drove...
  2. Radiator leak at hose connect

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Just installed an aftermarket radiator in my 2001 1.8L Turbo and find that the OEM radiator hose mount and hose connects are of a larger diameter than the aftermarket hose mount and therefore the new radiator is leaking. Tried installing the book listed o-ring on the new radiator hose connect...
  3. Leaking, but what?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I've got a 1999 bug that has given me nothing but problems. A few weeks ago I took it into my local repair guy because it was obviously leaking oil. A cracked something or other later, and my oil levels are holding tight, but there's still drips under the car every day and it seems to be fairly...
  4. Please help.

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hello, VW Family. I have an issue with my car. It has a bad leak but I don't know where. I have an 02 VW beetle 1.8 turbo. It started smoking and the overheating sensor came on. It was coolant splashed toward the back of the hood. I can't see exactly where its coming from because its in the...
  5. Coolant Leaking (driver side engine bay)

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi! Drivers side engine bay has lots of visible coolant. Vehicle had recently overheated and a TB and WP are being considered. The 99 2.0L beetle had it changed at 70k, and it is now at 120k. Inspection of the timing belt: looks fine. Also, no leaking found around the water pump. However, I...
  6. Leaking Wing??

    Paint and Body
    So i have this wing on my car,(not the automatic spoiler that comes with the turbo) and the edges are cracking and its leaking, which resulted in rust dripping down my car from the bolts rusting. Does anyone know the best way to seal the cracks and the best way to get the rust out of my...
  7. Does it sound a battery problem to you?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi guys, Merry Christmas. I received quite a help from you in the past, and saved me a lot of money. I hope you guys could help me too this time. Recently I had a problem with my battery, I guess? It won't start in one cold morning, and I had it jump started. Run highway for about half an...
  8. Is this normal? Has this happened to anyone???

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo GLS and I recently had the timing belt and water pump replaced by my mechanic. Exactly a week later my red temp light came back on. I put coolant in the tank as it was low. Two weeks after replacing the TB and WP the red temp light came on again, so I put more...
  9. Interior leaking from the rear pillar

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi all, I have gone through this forum and followed the advice regarding the front and rear drains and have removed water from both (thanks for the info on that one) But my question is this- if water follows the path of least resistance how does/ would it get from the rear drain to the rear...