The VW Beetle debuted in 1938 as a rear engine, rear wheel drivesub compact vehicle and is the world’s longest running single design vehicle. Variants include a two-door sedan and two-door convertible. VW redesigned the Beetle in 1998 and manufacturing of the “New Beetle” continued until 2003. In all models of the VW Beetle, the fuel delivery system can fail. However, you can fix this problem yourself. Investigate the Beetle fuel delivery system if the engine won’t start, if it runs rough or stalls in traffic.
Check Fuel Delivery
Relieve system pressure by disconnecting the negative battery cable and removing either the fuel pump fuse or the relay. Slowly loosen the pressure regulator fuel line and allow the pressure to release. Reconnect all the disconnected components except the battery cable. Disconnect the fuel pressure sensor vacuum hose. Check for fuel in the line.