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While having someone test driving my Beetle that is for sale, the person stalled the engine. After the engine stalled the car would not re-start. The car turns over but does not start. I cant hear the fuel pump priming when the ignition is in the run position. Is there a fuel pump kill switch that was accidentally triggered? Fuel Pump relay? or could it possibly be the fuel pump itself?
 

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You say the person "stalled" the engine while driving the car. (the only way I would know to do that would be to release the clutch to slowly starting out in 1st gear). Or did the engine stall while they were driving it.


There is no fuel kill switch. Could be many reasons the engine won't start, fuel problem, ignition problem, or the big TB. More details as to the event.


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I have a 2001 Beetle 2.0...engine light is on with P0221, P0121 & P0638. I replace MAF, Thottle Body, Vaccum hoses and still stalling on the highway!

This has been going on for a month now and when install a part and clear codes after few days, engine light comes back!

I think I bought a lemon car.....any ideas or anybody has the same problem? Solution anyone?:confused:
 

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Did you do a throttle body adaptation? First two codes point to the throttle body. Last code I can't find anywhere. Also, different issues, might want to start your own thread.
 

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I have a 2001 Beetle 2.0...engine light is on with P0221, P0121 & P0638. I replace MAF, Thottle Body, Vaccum hoses and still stalling on the highway!

This has been going on for a month now and when install a part and clear codes after few days, engine light comes back!

I think I bought a lemon car.....any ideas or anybody has the same problem? Solution anyone?:confused:
We're here, and glad to help, but your in someone else's thread who has a different problem. There are several threads running right now with issues similar to yours. Do an advanced thread search, entering any of the codes, and you should find more relevant threads. You can go here to look up your codes and how to possibly diagnose the problem(s)
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don't thread jack, create your own thread

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test for traditional spark and fuel, this will narrow down if the problem is anything engine mechanical or not

get compression test results and report back
 

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You say the person "stalled" the engine while driving the car. (the only way I would know to do that would be to release the clutch to slowly starting out in 1st gear). Or did the engine stall while they were driving it.

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Another way is for the engine to run out of oil ;)

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Another way is for the engine to run out of oil ;)

:)
But, if that were the case, barring hitting something and puncturing the oil pan, and loosing all the oil in a flash, prior to a simple test drive, there would have been other indicators of low oil, i.e. knocking, low oil pressure light. And IF it were run out of oil it would probably be seized right now, and not just not starting.

You didn't mean run out of gas, did you? ;)
 
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