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What would cause a VW Beetle to cut off shortly after startup and take a while before it will start again?

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October 21, 2009 12:50PM

From experience, a problem with the fuel system, possibily a clogged filter, faulty relay, or faulty pump.

It can also be the "Automatic Choke" on the carburater-especially on older models. It sticks and then when the motoer cools down it opens back up. Its located on the right side in a circular housing. If your car is staring up after cooling down it would be a good guess.