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Headlights not coming on
Hello. Most of the time when both lights stop at the same time on this vehicle, it is because the switch has lost its power supply. You would need a voltage meter to run some tests on the circuit. Most...
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Car may have gas leak
Hello. If your car may have a gas leak, a technician can inspect the gas leak issue. Most of the time the leak is in one of the rubber sections of the fuel line. As for the shifting, if you...
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Clutch pedal goes to floor; shifting difficult
From this description it does appear that your classic Beetle is experiencing issues with its clutch system. It is possible that a routine adjust to the clutch may resolve the vehicle’s problem with the pedal going to the floor. However,...
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Clutch not working
If your clutch is not working then it may have a bad clutch cable or the clutch itself is bad. A mechanic would typically inspect the condition of the cable and make sure it is moving properly. If it is...
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Vehicle refuses to start.
Fuel supply to the carburetor needs to be checked. The fuel system including the fuel pump and filter will need to inspected is there is no supply at the carburetor. The carburetor may need to be checked for filling as...
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Automatic transmission isn't shifting.
It is possible that the air actuated clutch is at fault but in the service manual there is a note the even though there is no adjustment to the shift linkage, excessive play due to worn parts or a loosely...
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Car not starting.
Hi, there are three things you car need to start Air/fuel, compression, ignition. If one of these things is missing the car will not start. I would recommend having a technician come out and test these systems for failure. Most...
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Problems starting my car.
Well that is a nice car I used to own a 67 VW bus, and I can tell you it was plagued with electrical problems. You're going to need to have the battery tested first of all and if that...
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Vehicle refuses to start.
Hi, there are 3 things your car needs to start: Air/fuel, compression, ignition. If one of these things is missing the car will not start. I would recommend having a technician come out and test these systems for failure. Most...
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Electrical problems after engine rebuild
An inspection should be carried out to see if any part of the the wiring loom was crushed, pinched, or cut during the installation of the motor. A starting/charging system test can be performed to ensure proper operation and cranking...
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Generator light on when engine is off
I had a difficult time finding information on this vehicle because my repair database does not go back to 1972. I found a generator wiring schematic on a website. Hopefully it's correct. The light should come on when the key...
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Car not idling smoothly
This is typically caused by a carburetor problem. Most of the time it is as simple as an adjustment of the mixture. This is something that must only be done by someone with carburetor experience. If you need to have...
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Car will not idle
If the car will not idle then you may have a carburetor mixture problem or ignition timing and distributor problems. If the carburetor needle and seat is leaking, it may be flooding the engine at idle. I recommend having a...
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Car cranking, but then dying
From my experience, checking the fuel filter and spark plugs is a great place to start when trying to determine why your VW beetle is sputtering and stalling out. The symptoms you describe however sound like your Volkswagen is experiencing...
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back right wheel blocked
Hello. If the wheel will not move, then the brake shoes are stuck to the drum. If the vehicle has not moved in some time and if the parking brake was not being used, then the shoes typically corrode to...
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Not getting gas to the carb
Your symptoms are a bit in conflict. One comment suggest that there is no gas getting to the carb - in which case it should not run at all. Another comment indicates that is runs, but won't idle - and...
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So a friend and I spent 2 days putting a brand new generator in the Beetle, but it went bad this morning. Why.?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide some insight. There are a few issues that may be happening. First, the voltage regulator for the generator may be bad and caused over or under charge conditions. Or, the...

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