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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CATALYTIC CONVERTER PROBLEM

2001 Volkswagen Beetle • 120,000 miles

2001 1.8L turbo beetle. No real power. Runs kinda sluggish and sometimes stalls and dies when you step on the gas. Was told that the catalytic converter was burned out. Could that cause the issues? Just spent $1000 on a new air breather system at the dealer, did not fix the issues.
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February 14, 2013.



Unless a catalytic converter is fully plugged up, it won't cause a vehicle to stall. It can cause a lack of power though.

I'd be curious to see if there were any more faults stored besides the catalytic efficiency fault. I'd get it scanned again and post up the faults.

F4I_guy
Mar 28, 2013.