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I was driving down the freeway and the engine died on me. It

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I was driving down the freeway and the engine died on me. It is a 1999 New Beetle 1.8
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: about 195,000
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I just started to research online. Have not tried anything yet.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: In the previous week, noticed that it was not "idling" as smooth as before
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Ron replied 6 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Justanswer. Thank you for your question and I will assist you with your concern.

In order for the engine to start and run you need good spark at the spark plugs, injector pulse at the injectors, proper fuel pressure and good compression. If you can check each one of these things and post back with which one your lacking I can help you determine the cause.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. As soon as I get some results, I will get back to you.
Expert:  Ron replied 6 months ago.

Okay, post back when your ready and we can work from there.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I found the problem. Some how the fuel line got disconnected from the fuel filter.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The car is working now.
Expert:  Ron replied 6 months ago.

That would sure do it, glad to hear thats all it was. Thank you as well.