Whilst driving, my car shuddered and wouldn't accelerate, but today it seems fine?

Asked by Apr 21, 2016 at 06:27 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So yesterday I filled up my tank with gas and drove about 5km up the road to
get coffee. Stopped and got out to get a drink then started driving the 5km
back. Around the 4th km I was almost home, I slowed down at the stop light
but my car started to violently shudder and when I pressed on the gas it
wouldn't accelerate. It started to smell like burning and I had to use my
momentum to pull into a side road. Me and my friend got out and made the
walk home (we're in the middle of exams and had no time to spend at a
garage).
I started to think maybe I had put diesel in my car when I had filled it but the
receipt says I put in regular gas. Today my Dad came to check the car out and
he drove it back to my house just fine?!
It was a very hot day yesterday so maybe it overheated? I'm worried about it
happening again!

1999 VW Beetle

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I believe if you replace the intake temp sensor...you will be okay then~ https://www.google.com/? gws_rd=ssl#q=+1999+VW+Beetle+Intake+Air+Temp+sensor

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