67bug/W71 eng

25

Asked by Jul 03, 2008 at 05:15 PM about the 1967 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove to the store,turned it of and when I turned the key the lights went on but no turn over. I pushed it backwards and started it,drove it home I only see 1wire out of place it is to the stereo. could it be a starter ? solinoid? the manual I have does not have a trouble shooting section and any info on a good manual would help i am truly trying to do as much as I can by myself. thank you all for any advice.


eman

3 Answers

55

How long was It sitting? If the car was still warm it could be a problem infamously known with the Porsche 924 as the "hot start problem."

Did it 'click?' But Beetle soleniods never did anyway... Check starter for tightness first. The top bolt always loosened from engine torque. Beetles have two starter bolts, the top goes from the transmission into the engine and the bottom goes from the engine to the transmission. But if a bolt loosens, the starter will lose its ground and fail.

170

the starter being loose is unlikely but to check just get under nand give it a push if it doesnt move your good most liklyit is one of mthe wires on the nstarter there is a bolt on wire that is proably alright and a clip on wire this one is a good bet if it is off clip it on if it is on take it of and clean it if that doesnt work put the car in neutral brake on pull the wire off and touch to the bolt on wire with igniotion on if it turns the staRTER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 8,404 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,560
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,470
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
326 Great Deals out of 45,933 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
761 Great Deals out of 75,603 listings starting at $1,790
Used FIAT 500
73 Great Deals out of 6,556 listings starting at $3,595
Used Chevrolet Camaro
137 Great Deals out of 35,611 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
2,235 listings starting at $15,395
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 511 listings starting at $12,410
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 1,020 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 701 listings starting at $7,900
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 911 listings starting at $7,495