I've been having a major problem with my 2000 1.8L Volkswagen Beetle. Usually the day starts out like this, I'll start up the car, start driving for a couple of miles and everything is fine as usual. The problem comes when I come to a stop, stop light, or even in drive-thrus. The car will literally just cut out. The only light that comes on the dashboard is the battery light. When this happens, the battery light is not flashing, and there are no symptoms to when the car is going to stall. No jerking, sputtering, flashing lights, smells, or check engine light. Also, this doesn't happen at every stop, but it does happen at least once every time I take the car out. Weirdest part is, it'll start right back up, and you can drive it again until the stalling happens again. I've taken it to three mechanics so far, and I've had the fuel filter replaced, fuel pump replaced, air filter replaced, throttle body cleaned, crankshaft sensor replaced, 2 fuel injectors replaced, and I'm just about to give up. The repairs are starting to add up to be more than the car is actually worth, and I've almost been in many accidents due to this. As a newer driver, the stalling situation is really scaring me and makes me afraid to drive. I NEVER take the car out anymore unless it's on the way to another shop. PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP ME. I really love my bug, but I just can't deal with this anymore.
Thanks so much,
have the same problem?
Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 6:37 PM