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2000 VW Beetle with the 2.0 engine. Engine cranks but

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2000 VW Beetle with the 2.0 engine. Engine cranks but doesn't start every time. Can crank several times and won't start. Other times, can crank once and will start. Will stall occasionally while driving or running at idle.
The fuel pump is new, the fuel pressure regulator is new, coil, wires and spark plugs are new.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 8 months ago.

More then likely you have a faulty crank sensor that is starting to fail these are very common to cause the issue you are having it is located on the block to the right of the oil filter . I hope this helps please dont forget to provide positive feedback for the help provided thank you

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Changed the crank sensor, no change in what happens. Still fails to start.
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 8 months ago.

ok i will need for you to check if your missing fuel pressure or spark when the car wont start ??

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Fuel pressure is good. Spark is not. Did some tests called out in the Chilton manual. The cam position sensor is getting 5 volts in but not putting out the 0 to 10 volts as the engine is rotated when backpinning terminal 2. It puts out a constant 4 volts.
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 8 months ago.

Is timing correct ??

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
When it occasionally does start, it runs well.
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 8 months ago.

Can you please answer my question regarding timing because if its off one tooth it can cause this issue