What causes a Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 to die at operating temprature then restart when it cools off

Tiny
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  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 140,400 MILES
Engine light is on runs fine after driving 35 miles today it died then started after it cooled off. It is getting gas but has no power going to the plugs
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 11:09 PM

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Tiny
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So what engine codes do you have?
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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I haven't got it checked yet just bought the car yesterday and had to replace the mass air flow sensor.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 12:00 AM
Tiny
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Lets get it checked and let me know the exact code numbers you have not code descriptions.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
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It had miss fire on 1, 2. And distributer malfunction. I had them reset them cause I didn't know what was from the mass airflow sensor and what was from it stalling.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 12:53 AM
Tiny
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Alright get the new codes read.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 1:36 AM
Tiny
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K nothing new has come up yet. I will drive it more tomorrow and see if it dies again. It runs great we was on the interstate doing 70 and it just died earlier today.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 1:50 AM
Tiny
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Ok keep me posted.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 2:42 AM
Tiny
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Ok I got some new codes p0422, p0322, &p0411 I did notice it hard bad gas fumes today. So. Oils the first cause the others and make it fume like that.
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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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I just bought this thing and it has been sitting up bout a year
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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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P0322: faulty engine speed sensor / crankshaft position sensor

No signal to the Engine Computer = no-start or stalls

Once the sensor cools, it may start working again.

The sensor is located to the right of the oil filter housing.
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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
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When the engine is hot and wont start are you loosing spark?If so measure the resistance of the crank shaft position sensor with a multimeter. Let me know what the readings are.
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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 7:15 AM

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