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It will run fine, over the past 2 months, about 5 times I

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it will run fine, over the past 2 months, about 5 times I park, run inside a store, come out and it will not start. Since it is diesel, not alot can go wrong, I crank it until it starts, Yesterday, i was going out of the parking lot and it died, i finally got it started and came home - everything else is fine - i tried it several times this morning, and it seems to be fine - but the dealership can't find anything wrong, any suggestions, because something is wrong
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: Yes break lights, no codes
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2006 beetle, 60,000 miles
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, I don't know where to start - there is no warning, when it happens, and the dealership had it 3 weeks ago and can't get the problem to repeat
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: the car is used, I have owned it for 18 months, bought it from a private individual with 45,000 miles, - i have done all the regular maintenance
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 4 months ago.

Ok what was common on this model to cause issues like the one you are having are a sporadic issue with the crank sensor have them check this , i remember this being a hard issue to fix but one common issue was the cranks sensor causing this issue .I hope this helps.

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