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Hi Im David, is the check engine light on while the vehicle is running?
ok. these beetles have extensive issues with the crank shaft position sensors. I have fixed numerous bugs by replacing this. I have also had success replacing the fuel filter on a few, but only after the vehicle failed a fuel pressure test.
please let me know the results. good luck to you.
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do you still need assistance?
have you checked the wiring to the sensor?
is it running rough before it stalls out?
ok, let me me work on a plan of attack...
do you happen to have a scan tool?
ok. unplug the mass airflow sensor and take it for a spin. let me know what happens
if you are sitting there at idle, will it continue to run ok no matter how long its running?
oh ok, that makes a difference. thought it was just while driving
first thing you're going to need to do is clean out the throttle body, idle air control valve and egr valve, then a vacuum leak test. then we can go from there.
i sell tnt for very cheap........
seriously though. the first thing i do for engine performance problems is go by a documented history of problems for that model. the crank sensor is a known problem for these cars. then i recommend a total cleaning of everything in the airflow intake of the engine. those components i mentioned get carbon build up in there passages and will absolutely cause these type of issues. they need to be cleaned good. including the passages on the intake where they mount to.