2004 VW new Beetle

Tiny
WOHLFEKN
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  • 2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
Last week took my 2004 VWnew beetle in for repair at Pep Boys. They did a diagnositc test ($100) and put in new coil pack, plug wires and spark plugs. Last month took my car in for new water pump, hoses. Now car has upper end rattle from top of engine and the traction control light comes on when you try to open it up on the highway. It is sluggish when entering the highway and when going up hills. This is new. Even mechanic who fixed it last week says this, he drove it to see for himself. But he doesn't know what is wrong with it. Says it might be valve noise, collapsed lifter or cam shaft. I have no idea what these things are or how much they are and I have already spent $2000 in repairs in 5 weeks. He suggested I take it to a Volkswagen dealer.
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Monday, May 9th, 2011 AT 9:01 PM

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Tiny
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Theres so many thing that can cause this to happen heres a few. Timing belt might need service 'low on oil'transmision slipping 'over heating'bad timing' the list goes on. But yes" it would be a great idea to get a qulified mechanic to take a peek at it but have it towed some shops and dealerships offer free towing. Diving it at this point is not a good idea. Best of luck" hope this helps"
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 AT 5:36 AM

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