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Wolfgang, Master Auto Tech
Category: Car
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Experience:  Master, L1, L2, ASE 15yrs and running.
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My 1998vwbeetle starts up and dies .why? yes but i bought a

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my 1998vwbeetle starts up and dies .why?
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes but i bought a new battery it has sat for 2 months
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 1998vwbeetle
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and we put a new battery in it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for choosing Just Answer . I'm Wolfgang here to help!!

I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results.

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Below is my first answer or request for more information. If you do not understand it, or you need more information from me, or need me to go in more detail.

ok there is a special procedure i need you to do .

follow exactly

open the drivers door and leave open

disconnect the battery both terminals.

turn the ignition on in the car and leave on

then hook up the positive cable.

then hook the negative cable then you will hear noises (normal)

after 15 seconds then start the car and then try to drive and see if you have full throttle control without stalling.

if all is ok then ....

anything else?

if not.....

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Thanks

Wolfgang