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2004 VW Beetle 2.0L 4A GLS; mileage 57K; Is timing belt/water pump replacement really necessary at this interval? Car is performing great; no dashboard code sensors illuminated. Would it be prudent to wait until 70K?

looking at a 2oo4 vw, the check engine light stays on and we were todl it could be a blown headgasket,,it also needs the timing belt changed..would check engine light come on for that to let us know it needs changing or for headgasket..what is the price or replacing headgasket

i have no blower speeds and no a/c

this problem occured sat and they worked for an hour. i went into the movies and when i came back out they wouldnt work and have not worked since.

What fuse controls the heated outside mirror. Is a relay used?


I went to close the glove box last week and the door fell back down. looks like one of the clips on the inside is stuck. I'm concerned that the whole panel needs to be changed, since it looks molded. any suggestions?

Automatic. It jerks when shifting gears when speeding up (especially on freeway) and when I slow down to a stop it jumps forward. When driving and increasing speed, the engine revs and makes a terrible whining/spinning sound, and won't go any faster, and then all of a sudden it will jerk into a higher speed. Is this a transmission problem?

How do I clean out the air intake system on a VW '98 BUG

I have repaired the other codes that came up,plug, wires, MAF sensor, various vacumm lines. The engine was not running very well, hardly noticed. I keep having a P0422 code coming back (main catalyst below threshold bank 1) I don't believe the O2 sensors are bad, I believe this means the convert itself, correct? Being the engine wasn't running properly, I believe it damaged the converter.

The shop is saying they need to do a smoke test to see where my bug is leaking ?

I have a hole in my oil pan. What is the cost for the pan and labor cost

engine light was on, took it to a volkswagon dealership. They just called and said the evaporate emission canister is bad and cost $6oo.oo to replace. The volkswagon has only 8,500 miles on

went over a cut out in the road and put a hole in the oil pan. What are the parts and repair cost 2000 vw beetle

This is my daughters car, she just drives it until it breaks and then I supposed to fix it. She drove it to its current location, when leaving it started but died, will start but dies continually.

My wife has a 2005 Beetle Turbo, we are seeing the battery light flash on occasionally, within th epast two weeks. We replaced the battery last year. I suspect this means the alternator is going bad. Any idea if my assumption is correct and how long we have before we need to replace it?

sounds like turn signal or emergency flasher is on but it has not been turned on when driving down the road. also no lights are flashing inside or out

I've been having problems with my car going into reverse. It is an automatic. I will put it in reverse and have to wait a few minutes for it to start to reverse. It seems that the problem has gotten progressively worse as I have to wait longer and longer. I've noticed lately there is also strong gas smell when this happens. This is usually only a problem on cool days when I first start the car that morning. After it has been driven or warmed up, it seems to work okay. Any ideas on what the problem might be? Should I be saving up for a new transmission? :-(

Check Engine & Airbag lights both have been on quite awhile (15K miles) although it hasn't seemed to effect performance or MPGs. Took it for bi-annual smog check and although it PASSED the "emission" test it FAILED the "visual" insp due to "Check Engine" indicator light being on. Took to VW Tech who wasn't able to access/read codes from OBDII monitor because of "Link" error and "Proprietary Information" issue???

Wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this?

Ultimately, was told I'd have to take it to dealer to get diagnosis/repair. Read previous posts relating to check engine light issues and should mention I DO NOT have an aftermarket stereo or electrical components of any kind installed. Car is the same as when it was delivered new to dealership.
Prior to the above events, I had its very first diagnostic eval done on 'check engine' light soon after I first noticed it (during a regular servicing). At THAT time, the Tech was able to obtain OBDII codes, however was reading more than one code, so he reset the light and wanted me to drive it until the 'check engine' light reappeared. Said he could re-check for codes then, and would likely narrow it down to just one. Sure enough, not too long after, the light reappeared and at the time I wasn't able to get it back over to the Tech to re-check. I'm not sure what could have happened between the first check and the second, but I'm hoping someone out there can suggest what I should do next? Take it to dealer? Not looking forward to spending that kind of money during the holidays. Still, I have to get it to pass smog for DMV registration by the end of the month. :( Please help!
I feel like I'm running in circles... it's terribly exhausting. :/

oil pan plug is stripped and a temporary plug put in. Do i need a new oil pan, and/or can i get a new plug drilled as some suggest? Estimated costs?

how much does it cost to replace timming belt and water pump? how much does it cost just to replace the water pump alone? with 70k miles on car should I do both. thanks

car doesn't have any power, and dealer does not know what problem is. Could it be injector pump, cause fuel filter was replaced, or could it be the throttle sensor?

Took it to the dealer had timing belt replaced and it wants to go even when stopped. Seems like it is idling way too high? Any thoughts?

My beetle rattles at about 2900 rpm around the intake you can hear it from the inside around the dashboard check engine light is on and loss of power

with the convertable top up, the drivers side power window does not drop down, as before, when opening the door. Is there a sensor some where?

where is the resister located

engine light on voltswagon all the time how to repair

how to replace heater blower motor?

my car has 82000 miles what is the required maintenance?

What and where is the secondary air pump? I am told that my secondary air pump mounts are cracked and falling.