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I have a 99 beetle 2.0 auto my car starts and it shuts off in seconds i replaced the fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator and it still did not fix the problem the weird thing about this thing is that i got small vise grips and clamped the return fuel line and the car stays on at idle.....has anyone encounter this problem before i ran out of options.....can anyone help thanks
 

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I presume you have replaced the fuel filter as well. I haven't heard of your problem but here are some suggestions:

Look for a crushed or kinked fuel line under the car that is restricting flow.

Measure the voltage at the fuel pump while the pump is running to make sure the wiring is OK.
 
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