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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection)...

1978 Beetle advice

Hi there. That's a lot of questions, and we'll do our best to help you out. First off, the odometer on older VW's is only 5 digits as you suggested, so it is very possible that it might have 185,000,...

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...

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...

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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