1999 VW Beetle 2.0 ltr stalling / not getting gas quick enough

Asked by Jan 16, 2010 at 10:22 AM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys, I have a 1999 VW Bettle, 2.0 ltr, the past week or so has started to stall. I press the gas, the car doesn't move, but eventually the gas catches up and it goes - even at 60MPH, i let off, it takes one or two seconds to catch up after pressing pedal, seems to be getting worse.  any ideas?  Thanks!

Lee

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I was wanting to know if you ever got a answer out of this. i have the same car problem but its a 98 not a 99 if you would please email me if you could help me out ffbennett201@aol.com

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How many miles are on your bug? A clogged fuel filter will do that, and if its the stock cat. converter from the factory you might get that checked, it might be getting clogged up. Other than that, cant really think of much more. Hope this helps you.

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i dont see a answer to #1 and now its 2014 and the car just cant get enough fuel to keep running! Bought it used!...but it ran very good for 1 month now this!....PICTURETHISDEB@YAHOO>COM

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This problem haunted my beetle forever. Everyone and his brother had a recommendation. I changed the fuel pump, filters, fuel pressure regulator, the MAF sensor, engine speed sensor, replaced the factory airbox with a K&N, kept stalling... turns out the problem was something that not a single mechanic thought of, and that no diagnostic tool hooked up to your computer would find: sludge in the gas tank. Over time, the lining in the gas tank wears, creating a sludge. This is usually not a problem until you run below a certain level. For me, this is when the gas gauge goes below half. The solution would be to have the entire fuel system cleaned, which I did, but you have to get the tank pumped and cleaned too. Otherwise, the sludge remains. The temporary fix for me was to never let it go below half. I hope that helps!

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