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AHi, so i bought a 1999 beetle..it has the 2.0 in it. I purchased it with a few issues. Lol
The people thought it was the head gasket...i got it for $600,for my daughters 1st car.
So the list of issues. They had to jump start it , but it ran. Someone also tried steal the convertor it was laying on the ground. So, I knew it needed a convertor, battery, and head gasket.


Head gasket- solved. It was the thermostat housing cracked.
Ordered and replaced..
Battery- i put in it.



Problem!! So I replaced housing put water in, thought I got a heck of a deal....
Wrong tator... I used a jump box to start it and it would just crank.. remember, it ran when I got it towed.
So, then I got a battery that would fit...still just cranks. I checked all fuses, all good.
Well, I kinda think that the old junk battery, being totally dead for a few days erased the ecm. Tried to get into the ecm with 2 different scan .., it won't communicate... so, I thought the battery in key fob may be low. Changed those and now it won't open doors, when its in the ignition alarm goes off.

Man, I love this car.....but, the thing is driving me nuts!!

Please help a dude out!! Thanks in advance for any help!

Don
 

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174000,.yes, the belt has been changed and will be due shortly. The car ran when i got it, the people jumped it. I had it towed. A week later i fix, the thermostat housing..and no start. I tried to computers.they said it was not able to connect. So , i think the ecm needs to be reset. But , i think the anti-theft has it shut down. Due to me taking my sweet time putting batteries in. All fuses r good. Any ideas?

Don.
 
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