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  1. Strange misfires and performance issues

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2001 - 197,000 Recently replaced (within the last 2 years) Automatic Transmission Fuel Pump Fuel Regulator Catalytic Converter Spark Plugs Timing Belt Water Pump Alternator Fuel filter Fuel/Emissions Purge Valve About two years ago we had a problem with the engine briefly dying on the...
  2. 2005 1.8t misfire mystery

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi folks, Hoping you can point me in the right direction...68,000km on the car. My beetle has been in the vw dealer for well over a week. My CEL came on, and misfires. 1) Coil pack replaced 2) new spark plugs Dealer disconnected the oxygen sensor, and it ran fine. They ordered one in, now...
  3. Where to start on misfire codes?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Here is the story. 2005 beetle conv. 2.0 gas, 46k. All original except for tires. The bug sat for a few months. The wife started it and headed for fuel on a rainy day and car ran fine. After fueling the car ran poorly backfiring and misfiring as she returned home. I originally thought that she...
  4. Trouble diagnosing intermittent misfires

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2003 Beetle 2.0L automatic 89'000 mi. I am having a very upsetting experience with my Beetle — it is randomly and intermittently misfiring and nobody can figure out why. The problem started about 2 months ago; i was just driving along, maybe 35 mph, and suddenly the engine sort of surged and...
  5. Multiple issues

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey, everyone! I had an issue with Beauty this morning. Drove her about ten miles and had to slow down in traffic. When she got moving again, the engine started skipping and running rough. The check engine light started flashing and the I think she went into limp mode because she would...
  6. Misfire code p0300, rats damaged my cables

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi new beetle team, I bought last month ago a 2000 VW 2.0L beetle, before I bought it the first owner told me that nobody was able to start the car and was already 9 years that it was staying in the owners garage. They was unable the determine why the car doesn't turn on, so I bought it and took...
  7. 2.0 gls misfiring

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey all so I had multiple cylinders misfiring a week ago. I found the vacuum hose cracked that runs from the side of intake manifold to the fuel pressure regulator. I replaced it and after driving it about 10 miles the MIL turned off and the car ran fine. A week passed with car running perfectly...
  8. 99 Beetle Misfire Codes

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I have replaced the plugs and wires. Still having misfire problem. Pulled the following codes using Vag-Com 409 VAG-COM Version: Release 409.1-US Control Module Part Number: 06A 906 018 JE Component and/or Version: MOTRONIC M5.9.2 HS V01 Software Coding: 00000 Work...
  9. Engine Light Blinking/Car shaking after driven 40 minutes.

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My wife has a 2002 New Beetle with the 2.0L 4Cyl (AZG). It has an automatic transmission, 136,000 miles. Last year it received a new water pump and timing belt.About a month ago the check engine light started staying on, but now after driving for about forty minutes in clear weather, the check...
  10. Loss of power after radiator change

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I have just replaced a busted radiator on a 2000 Beetle 2.0L. The repair went smoothly... so I thought. About 20min into a test drive, I got the check engine light and a loss of power. It seems like it is in some type of safety mode. I have not run any diagnostics to find out any codes. Any ideas?
  11. Help!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Please someone give me some advice! My '99 NB has 117,000 miles on it. It suddenly had a little engine "shudder" only at idle, CEL comes on. I drove to mechanic. He scanned it and got P0302. He said he couldn't find anything wrong with cyl 2. He suggests new spark plug wires. He puts...
  12. 2001 VW Beetle GLS off and on issues PLEASE HELP

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Always wanted a beetle now I finally have one. Think I got a lemon through. We keep having odd problems lately with this car. Was having stubbing bucking loss of power issues. Car would pop and misfire. Seemed like it was a fuel or air issue. Usually happen when first starting car rpms...
  13. Cyl #2 misfires out of the blue with new spark plugs and wires:(

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I was getting sporadic misfires, but not that bad, on the second cylinder (see . I decided that it was about the time to change spark...
  14. 2003 knocking = broken rod ?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    We just bought a 2003 1.8 turbo on Saturday - from private party. Car ran great, love it.:) On Sunday it started to misfire and check engine light came on. Codes said misfire on cylinders 1 & 2. We took it to the dealer and found that it was covered by a recall - great. After the new ignition...
  15. 2&4 Misfire after spark plug replacement

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I got vw nb 2003 turbo S 109k miles 6sp . I got new Autolite-Xp-Iridium/Spark Plugs today and installed it. When I removed the coil packs id did not drop them. Right after I started to drive and engine check light started to flash and car drives like misfires. it had misfire on 2 and 4 and...
  16. Newbie needs help!!!

    New Member Forum
    I hate that my first post is about a problem with my beetle, but unfortunately it is... My '02 2.0 Beetle is having issues. I drive 114 miles round trip everyday for work. About 20-30 miles into my drive, my beetle will sputter and the check engine light will start to flash. It will continue...
  17. Misfire and rough idle

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello I am getting 5 error codes P0135,P0134,P0303,P0302,P0301. I have replaced the O2 sensor checked the vacuum lines and added fuel injector cleaner. but when I first start it up it idles rough and acts like it's going to die. The same thing happens when I turn on the A/C unless it's in gear...
  18. 2000 BEETLE Missfire help

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2000 beetle auto with 145k miles. New parts as listed-- Battery -3 months Alternator -2 weeks Ignition Coil -1 day Spark plugs -1 day Spark plug wires -1 day Air filter2 weeks -2 weeks Oil/ Oil Filter -1 week Cataytic converter -1 day Code p0301 p0303 Missfire cylinder 1 and 3. Checked...
  19. Major misfire full throttle all 4 cylinders

    2.0 Liter Gas
    1999 vw newbettle 2.0 gas Long story short my girlfriend drives this car when its cold it doesnt want to get out of its own way once it warms up it will drive somewhat normal but anything over 75% throttle and the car stumbles and the intake gets really loud and deep the C.E.L. starts blinking...