I just purchased a 1973 VW Beetle, long story shot, won't start with new battery. Any ideas?
I know the car runs because previous owner started it with a battery of his own. I know its getting power because
the engine light come on when the key is turned to the starting position.
If the only thing that changed was the battery I would look at battery posts and cable ends for corrosion. Also check that cable ends are still intact with wire. You could also have a starter that is hanging up. Might be able to tap the starter and get it to run, if this is the case. Good luck those are fun little cars.
Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions
Volkswagen Beetle Experts
Related Models For Sale
Used Cars For Sale