1979 super won't start, fires on starter fluid, can hear electric fuel pump gurgle

Asked by May 05, 2015 at 07:12 PM about the 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1979 Super beetle won't start, fires on starter fluid, can hear electric fuel pump making gurgling noises in engine bay, even after several minutes, it does not turn off...???

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You'll need to check fuel system pressure. Often the fuel pump control unit connectors get cirroded; that's under a cardboard cover under the rear window.

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