i have a 71 super beetle and when i turn the ignition to start it it makes a loud zip noise or like a spinning noise. the engine does not turn on. can it be the starter or something else?

Asked by Dec 04, 2014 at 10:58 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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11,900

The starter is not engaging the engine and you are hearing the starter motor running at high speed because there is no load on it. New starter probably needed

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Here's how you change it ~~~~~~~~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85ofo4Rpbw ~~~ and the starter is about $50 bucks on Ebay

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More like a starter solenoid needed.

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thank you guys!

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