Computer For 2003 Vw Beetle

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Old 10-03-08, 12:44 PM
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Computer For 2003 Vw Beetle

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I have a 2003 2-door Volkswagon Beetle with a 1.8 liter engine which has been diagnosed with a computer problem. A mechanic thought my car was shaking first due to tune up, then theremostat and the last thing was the carbeuretor. I then took it to a VW repairman that said from the diagnostics I need a computer. First, should I get a second opinion as the VW repairman says the first repairman broke the computer and secondly do I have to purchase a new computer as the VW repairman says? Thanks so much -- I really love this car but lately its been giving me a lot of problems, but I am willing to fix it if this is all that I need to repair.
 
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Old 10-03-08, 02:02 PM
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Well, for starters I would run from any mechanic that used the word "carburetor" in speaking about your car. I can gaurantee you your Beetle does not have a carburetor. Certainly get a second opinion and try to find someone who will give you an unbiased opinion. By that I mean someone who is not already aware of the problem. When you take the car in or talk to them do NOT tell them what has already been diagnosed; let them arrive at their conclusion by their own troubleshooting & diagnosis. Hold onto your wallet; that computer might be a little pricey.
 
 

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