car won't start on 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

Sometimes my car won't start, the engine won't kick over. I've had this problem for about 10 mths. I've been to 2 mechanics and had fuel pump replaced twice, new starter. major tune up. Recently I took it to the dealer and had the cadilac converter replaced. Today after work it wouldn't start again. Please help!!

by in Garden Grove, CA on June 25, 2009
8 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on June 26, 2009
When it doesn't start, does the engine turn over?
ANSWER by on May 08, 2010
What make or model year please?
ANSWER by on June 21, 2010
I am having the same problem. I got ot scanned and these three codes came up P1580, PO303 and PO322. Any ideas?
COMMENT by on August 27, 2010
mines a 1999 new beetle and mine just died on me at a stop sign, engine wouldnt turn over lights came on, then tried starting it again nathing. i replaced the battery cable. it runs now
ANSWER by on August 22, 2010
buy a honda
ANSWER by on December 07, 2010
battery defective possibly
ANSWER by on December 27, 2010
It could be the crank trigger, Mine is a 2001 vw beetle and that has happened before to me before I got it fixed, now it rides like a dream.
ANSWER by on June 10, 2015
i have issues like this also
ANSWER by on September 30, 2015
hey I have a problem with my 2002 diesel turbo VW bug. The car wont start but it cranks. I just recently got the alternator replaced and the fuel filter. The battery is good. The generator and check engine light stays on. The coolant light is malfunction but I don't think that would keep if from starting. I even replaced glow plugs. It hasn't started back since alternator been fixed. I think its an electrical problem but want to have another opinion cuz Its hard finding people who know about diesels. Can you help me!!! Pleasseee!
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