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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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My car jerks quite a lot whenever I accelerate. Why is this?
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when the car will ’jerk’ when you press the accelerator and lift from the accelerator, it’s likely due to clogged fuel injectors, damage to the throttle body or other fuel system components....
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How often should the air filter be changed on a 2015 VW Beetle Turbo with a 1.8. engine?
For some reason, our repair database doesn't have the service information listed for your vehicle. However, it does have information for 2013 Beetle 2.0L, which shows the filter should be replaced every 60,000 miles. This interval seems a bit excessive....
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Car key won't turn in ignition. Car is in park and turning the wheel and stepping on brake doesn't help.
YourMechanic has an on-line stuck key tutorial to assist drivers with this problem. Usually, I find that manipulating the key "in and out" as you attempt to turn it will work, but by "in and out", I mean extremely limited...
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My 2010 Volkswagen Beetle key won't turn and then the wheel locks, seems like the lock pins get loose
Hi there. Generally speaking, when a key is hard to turn, it's due to one of two possible sources. In most cases, debris, dust or other materials can bind inside the tumblers and inner lock cylinder, causing the key to...
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Air conditioner not working
A number of things may cause the air conditioner not to work such as a faulty compressor, a bad condenser, lack of sufficient refrigerant or possibly a bad blower motor. If the air does not blow at all, this is...
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HELLO . WELL I TOOK MY CAR TO AUTOZONE TO GET IT PLUGGED INTO THE SYSTEM TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT. A CODE ASDVISED THAT I NE
It sounds like you may have a vacuum leak of some kind resulting in the code you have indicated. Although there are several codes that may cause this, in general they will usually refer back to an air or vacuum...
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My beetle was hit and dragged a good 3 feet side ways on the back side and the tires now open towards the outside at the bottom, h
Hi Flor. Major mechanical repairs like you've described are best completed by a professional auto body repair facility. Our mobile mechanics simply don't have the correct equipment to safely complete accident damage in most cases.
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Hi, I’m in an emergency situation. Where do I put radiator stop leak in my 98 Beetle. I have water in the reservoir
Hi Claudette. Thank you for contacting us tonight. Actually, using stop leak is NOT something that would fix this issue. If the overflow reservoir is leaking, then it needs to be replaced. Stop leak is made for radiator leaks, but...
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The VW dealer, both sales and service, do not know how to set the SDVC on my 2016 VW Beetle. Any ideas?
Hi Paul. Thanks for submitting your question today. Unfortunately, we're not familiar with the settings for that system on that vehicle. If the dealership is not helping you resolve this issue, then I would suggest contacting VW customer care. By...
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does a 2009 VW New Beetle 2.5 l have a timing belt or a timing chain?
This engine uses a timing belt and not a timing chain.
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How much does it cost to reset throtlebody sensor on computer
Hi there. This generally needs to be completed by a professional mechanic that can complete a reset and clear the existing codes with a digital scanner. You can request an estimate to have one of our mechanics come to your...
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Sheared off bolt found on ground, motor is moving and making a clunking noise when shifting down at full stop.
It sounds like you may possibly have a broken motor mount. As you may know, motor mounts are steel mounted brackets that secure the motor and transmission to the chassis of the vehicle. They have rubber internals in them to...
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I just bled clutch and it worked perfectly fine before. The pedal hits the floor and I guaranteed there is no leak. please hel
Hi Alex. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, we don't have enough information from you to really offer any practical help. Did you recently replace the clutch? If so, what exactly did you replace, remove or adjust? Did you use...
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Ok, I just bled the clutch master cylinder using dot 4 brake fluid. I opened the bleeder screw and once I made the first initial p
The system may still have trapped air. Also, there is the possibility of seals being damaged during bleeding as the piston in the cylinder(s) travels past the normal "stop" point that you would see in regular operation. Mechanics often use...
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My 2004 vw beetle with auto transmission sort of bangs into gear on the shift from first gear to second gear. only when cold.
Hi there. Thanks for sending in your question today. If your transmission shifts hard into gear when it's cold, the issue is likely some debris stuck in the hydraulic lines of the transmission. Having the transmission fluid flushed and filter...
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My 2004 vw beetle with automatic transmission bangs into gear from the shift to first gear to second gear. Only When cold
Hey Virusboy. Thanks again for the question. It's actually a very good question. If there is an obstruction of debris inside the inner transmission hydraulic lines, it needs to be removed. In regards to the transmission (getting used to old...
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need to replace housing thermostat for a 2002 vw beetle. how do i do that?
Hi Jill. Thanks for writing in to us tonight. Although we'd like to help you with instructions, we are unable to attach documents or images to this platform - or email them to people. The best bet is to purchase...
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my 04 vw beetle makes a whirring noise in 1st gear and while revving in park. Could it be the secondary air pump?
The best way to determine an exact cause of a noise as to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done from your home or office.
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My sensor light icon is flashing in my 2002 vw beetle
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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Car suddenly slows down then jerks forward speeding up
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...

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