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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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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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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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Car leaking coolant from flange.
You may need to have the radiator hose clamp replaced. I have had problems with the spring type connector on the hose. You should change them out to the screw on type clamp. I would recommend having a technician from...
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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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Engine sputtering when I start my car
The first thing you will need to do is have the codes pulled from the computer to see what issues it has detected. Your vehicle has a complex control system and in most cases it will know what is wrong...
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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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Broken handle prevents closing securely
The latch will need to be replaced along with the outside door handle. If you need help with this, I recommend having a qualified mechanic come to your location to replace your door latch and exterior door handle to ensure...
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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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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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Passenger side brake light is not working - 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle
It may just be chance that the other light quit working as well. Replace ALL of the brake light bulbs at the same time with the right bulbs and if they still do not work, suspect a problem in the...
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Grating noise and curved tire - 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle
The problem sounds like there's an issue with the suspension system. A worn or even broken suspension part can cause a misalignment of the wheel and tire assembly and cause the noise. Have the area inspected by a qualified professional....
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Brake pedal stuck to floor - 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle
Hello. There is a return spring on the assembly that must be dislodged or broken somehow, and when this happens there will be issues with the pedal returning. Have the pedal assembly and the hydraulic portion of the system inspected...
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Gasoline smell in car when I fill gas tank
The tank seal where the fuel pump is inserted may be leaking or the vent hoses as well. Typing your year model and vent hose schematic into a search engine shows a few pretty detailed listings of what you're looking...
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Car died when passing another car - 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
I would check first for fuel and spark to inspect the linkage coming from the throttle pedal to the throttle valve on the engine. With these items present and good compression, the engine should turn over and start. If you...

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