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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Although it may be one of the most recognizable cars on the road, thanks to its unique design, perhaps you’ve never considered owning a Volkswagen Beetle before. There are a number of reasons...

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Why after getting off the expressway, does my Beatle hesitate and then rockets.
Hi there. Under hood temperatures can affect component operation. The hesitation and sudden acceleration (engine warm) could be, a faulty TPS (throttle position sensor) slow to provide a signal to the ECM (engine control module), a faulty MAF (mass airflow)...
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The convertible top stopped working suddenly.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2006 Volkswagen Beetle convertible top to not function. It is great that you have performed the reset procedure already as that is typically the first step in diagnosis. In most cases when...
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What does ECP and ECM mean and is it bad?
Hello. I suspect you mean EPC (not ECP), which stands for electronic pedal control or electronic "gas pedal linkage". There is no longer a physical cable, wire or lever between the gas pedal, and the throttle body on the engine...
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Hesitate on hard acceleration - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi there. Check for exhaust restriction and related to that condition of the oxygen sensors (bad sensors can cause catalytic converter plugging). Another possibility is fuel starvation so the output of the fuel pump has to be tested (pressure...
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Slip indicator lite stays on in dry conditions. Car does not respond to accelerator
The slip indicator should come on when the accelerator control system senses wheel spin. One of the jobs of the stability control system to keep you from applying throttle when the wheels are slipping, because that only makes wheel slip...
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Battery dies when car parked
Hi there. Your vehicle battery becomes weak, may just be a bad battery. The hard starting, may just be slow cranking RPM. Being able to drive a few miles and the battery will hold a few hours, leads me to...
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Starter, alternator, or battery?
Hi there. In most cases, when you're pulling less than 15 volts from the alternator the issue is caused by an internal component failure within the alternator itself or the alternator relay. If the starter is not receiving the correct...
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My 2001 vw beetle won't go over 20 mph and not shifting.
Hi there. The computer has put the engine into limp mode for a fault that the sensors have picked up. Since the transmission is not shifting, first check the transmission oil level and make sure that its full and red...
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'98 VW Bug endless oil leak
Hi there. The valve cover gaskets are probably worn and need replaced. If all of the gaskets are replaced and there is still oil coming out of the engine, then replace the positive crank case vent valve (PCV). If the...
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I'm removing the motor but the input shaft is still in the motor instead of staying in the transmission what do I do?
Hi there. The input shaft is stuck in the pilot bearing on the engine or the back of the crankshaft. If the input shaft came completely off, then you will have to use a slide hammer to remove the input...
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Won't shift properly
Hi Travis. Thanks for writing in today. There are several possible issues with your manual transmission shifted 1998 Volkswagen Beetle that could be contributing to this issue, ranging from the clutch pack or pressure plate wearing out, to internal transmission...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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AFTER STARTING UP AND WARMING I DIRECTLY PUT THE GEAR ON D BUT THE CAR DOES NOT MOVE
Hi there: Sometimes this issue is caused by damaged transmission shifting linkage or an electrical sensor that helps monitor the the operation of the transmission. Without being there to complete a diagnostic scan or physical inspection; it's very hard to...
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The alternator seems to be relatively new, is it possible that the voltage regulator is bad?
When it comes to electrical issues the first place to start is to assure that all the connections are clean, dry, and tight. There may be a loose or dirty connection from the installation process. This will include the battery...
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Why is my EPS warning light on in my 2001 VW Beetle
Your EPC light stands for electronic power control. This is for the powertrain control system. When the computer detects a failure in the system then this light will come on because the powertrain control system can no longer properly control...
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No throttle responce but car runs good why
As you may know, the EPC light stands for "Electronic Power Control" which is a general fault indicator signaling that something has been detected that is abnormal relating to the traction control, the throttle control, the cruise control or the...
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No reverse and will not down shift.
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Yellow brake alarm
ItIt's technically safe to drive to a shop, yes. Brake systems rarely (very rarely) experience total failures. Even if a steel brake line carrying brake fluid completely blows out, spewing hydraulic fluid everywhere, you will still have functioning brakes at...
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If i upgrade my car's thermostat to a better brand/higher quality will that make my heater blower hotter air?
Hi there. You can change your thermostat to the cold weather thermostat if your vehicle is equipped with the stock or warm weather thermostat. For your vehicle, there is a thermostat for the temperature rating of 180 degrees fahrenheit for...
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We plugged in my bug for the cold temptures tonight and some white smoke started coming up with a burning smell. W
Hi there. If you got this smoke when the block heater was plugged in then it is possible that there is a short in the circuit. In most cases this is caused by a short in the heater circuit, but...

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