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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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1978 Beetle advice
Hi there. That's a lot of questions, and we'll do our best to help you out. First off, the odometer on older VW's is only 5 digits as you suggested, so it is very possible that it might have 185,000,...
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Replaced fuel pump and now car won't start 2006 VW Beetle 2.5L
It's possible you have a weak battery. Consider that a strong possibility if your battery is 4 years old or older. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm...
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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Base 5 Cyl 2.50L Preventive Maintenance Fuel Filter- MIA or Doesn't have one Purchased a used 2010 VW b
According to the listings, there are two engine codes - BPR and BPS. Those equipped with the BPS engine have the fuel filter located under the vehicle, just ahead of the passenger side rear wheel. The BPR equipped vehicles have...
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How do I start up a car that hasn't been driven in over 5 years.
If you don't feel confident, I recommend you just hand the job over to a professional. Even to the point of not trying to jump the car yourself. I can't tell you how many times I've fielded questions from people...
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After an oil change, I was told that I needed an oil pan reseal. Is and oil pan replacement basically the same thing? 2007 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi there. An oil pan reseal means that the oil pan is removed and the gasket or seal is replaced and then it is reinstalled. An oil pan replacement means that the oil pan itself needs to be replaced. It...
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panel below my VW beetle driver's side door is bent-- estimate of what this would cost?
You would need to visit a body shop to get a correct quote and I recommend getting at least 3 quotes to fix it since they will vary widely. Body repairs can be extensive even when they are not evident...
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Sometimes when I have foot on break it releases puff of air-I hear it&feel it get hard.back to normal once driving. Vw 2005 Beetle
The problem sounds like your brake booster is leaking vacuum and will need to be replaced. The brake booster helps you apply the brake and if it is leaking or the check valve that supplies vacuum to it is leaking...
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I'm curious how long the vacuum pump replacement will take on my VW Beetle
I will not get into the "misinformation" aspect but the engine most certainly does not have to be removed to replace the vacuum pump in a Beetle or any other VW product with the same 2.5 ltr 5 cylinder. We...
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My mechanic told me that my car has an oil leak. And that oil leak has damaged my water pump. Is that possible?
Hi There, It is unlikely that an oil leak may have damaged the water pump, although not impossible if somehow the oil may have gotten inside the water pump. Again, this is not likely to happen. Water pumps often times...
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EVAP system problem. It shuts off at the pump as is typical with solenoid problems. Is it safe to put in some gas to move the car?
You can obtain a diagnostic, and repair if warranted, of the EVAP system fault, without moving the car. A mobile service, such as YourMechanic, can dispatch a certified mechanic right to your location and just get this resolved. If you...
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I am curious what the estimated parts and repair cost would be on the following for a 2008 Beetle Convertible: Trunk Harness
Hi there. What you are listing would most likely cost more than $2,000 if all service were completed. The general rule of thumb is to determine the blue book estimated value of your vehicle first. Once you've determined what you...
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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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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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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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I have just bought a 2005 bgeetle convertible and when I unlatch the top and press the button the back windows go down halfway tha
Hello, thank you for writing in. The windows should be rolled down when the convertible top is put down. Some models do this automatically so that the top does not scrape down the windows when moving. However, Beetles in this...
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Car will not go into gear - any gear
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid, a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed...
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can a transmission fluid service be done ona 2003 VW Beetle with sealed auto transmission
Yes, a transmission service can be done on the Beetle transmission as well. It is a specialized procedure. It requires a special tool that fills the transmission from the bottom. Also, a scan tool must be used to monitor the...
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Stalling
Hi there. What you are describing is quite similar to a fuel restriction or a problem with an fuel to air ratio sensor or component. Some common parts that can cause this problem include clogged or dirty fuel injectors or...

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