This forum has been so helpful to me, I hope I can get some help on my current problem.
I got a great deal (<$700) on a 99 New Beetle for my daughter with 99k that needed work (2.0 AEG with dreaded 01M). I worked hard to get the engine running, the interior clean, and the body and paint in good shape.
I was told the engine overheated and blew the head and gasket. A new head was put on, but failed within 15 miles. I found the water pump impeller gone the problem with overheating the engine, but the engine got real hot, because the baffle in the oil pan melted and sucked into the oil pump tube ... causing the second head to go bad due to no oil. Hard to believe someone would replace a head and not find out what caused the overheating.
I was aware of the issues with the junky 01M when I bought it, but my daughter had to have a Bug and an Auto ... so I took the chance.
When I got it running, the tranny worked great but then went into in limp mode. I have an OBDII and cheap U281 tool. I check the codes and the forums and replaced both the G38 and G68 speed sensors. I also did the transmission fluid/filter change according to directions on this forum. It worked fine for a while and now on and off it is in limp mode.
I am getting the P0715 from the OBDII and the 00297 from the U281 reader. The transmission shifts fine when not in limp mode ...
What the heck does "Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit-Malfunction" mean?
Not sure what to do next ... can someone PLEASE help me?
Thanks in advance