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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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Car leaking coolant from flange.

You may need to have the radiator hose clamp replaced. (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/radiator-hose-replacement) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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