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2001 Volkswagen Beetle

NOT ACCELERATING

(2001 Volkswagen Beetle)
My bug was having trouble accelerating so I parked it and came back a few minutes later and it would'nt crank and stay running...so after a few hours I went back and it started right up but I was unable to get it up to speed. It eventually bogged down and I had to park it. What could be the problem?
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Your car has On Board Diagnostic capabilities that should have picked up a problem and illuminated the Check Engine Light on the instrument panel of your car. If this light is on a scan tool is needed to retrieve information stored in the memory of the computer of your car. That information is displayed as a "code' example P0420, or P1214, these codes signify the specific area in which the problem lies, say "incorrect air flow meter operation", "camshaft angle sensor out of range" ect....
EAch code has a trouble shooting path to follow to narrow down and solve the problem. Even if the Check Engine light is not on a scan tool can show vital information telling a technician which sensors are operating correctly.
If you are told what codes are present we can help you identify the probable causes. Things are to complex to just guess at your problem. Perhaps a failed air flow meter, fuel delivery problem or ignition problem?
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Your car has On Board Diagnostic capabilities that should have picked up a problem and illuminated the Check Engine Light on the instrument panel of your car. If this light is on a scan tool is needed to retrieve information stored in the memory of the computer of your car. That information is displayed as a "code' example P0420, or P1214, these codes signify the specific area in which the problem lies, say "incorrect air flow meter operation", "camshaft angle sensor out of range" ect....
EAch code has a trouble shooting path to follow to narrow down and solve the problem. Even if the Check Engine light is not on a scan tool can show vital information telling a technician which sensors are operating correctly.
If you are told what codes are present we can help you identify the probable causes. Things are to complex to just guess at your problem. Perhaps a failed air flow meter, fuel delivery problem or ignition problem?
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on March 02, 2009
As a WAG try starting with the MAF disconnected.
If it runs better MAF could be failing.......
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