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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Acceleration Noise



, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Eastlake, OH, July 14, 2010, 08:38

Whenever I step on gas for acceleration, I hear
a loud rasping sound from engine area. What could
cause this? Otherwise car runs fine.

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    August 20, 2010, 02:08

    Have the same car/problem. The mechanics just changed the water pump and the timer. MIL light came on and the noise. Please let me know if you get an answer.

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    Visitor, September 19, 2010, 09:04

    Finally took car to dealer. Problem was the catalytic converter causing rattling sound. It was replaced and it corrected the problem. Thank goodness it was covered under warranty.

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    , September 21, 2010, 19:35

    how did you get this covered under a warranty? i have the same year beetle and my warranty has long since expired.

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