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2000 VW Beetle Code P1340

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just bought a used 2000 VW Beetle 1.8 turbo, it's throwing a code P1340. Runs fine when started but it just turns over and you have to pump the gas alot or just hold your foot on the gas pedal to get it to start.


That code means that either you timing belt has skipped and your cam is no longer timed correctly or you're having a problem with the crankshaft or camshaft position sensor. You need to check to be sure your timing belt hasn't skipped. Until you know that you shouldn't drive the car because it may skip further and cause engine damage. You there's a mark on the crankshaft and the timing cover and another on the camgear and inside the timing cover for the cam as well. Check that and let me know.



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