If starter is bad, will that keep the engine from turning over?

Asked by Apr 28, 2012 at 01:19 AM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1973 VW Beetle won't start .  When I turn the key, all it does is click.  I don't know enuf about engines to do anymore troubleshooting.  All I know is it has a brand new battery, so I can elliminate that.  Please someone that knows something about VW's help me.  I'm at witts end.

3 Answers

12,785

From what your saying your starter is bad. You can take your starter into most auto stores and they will test it for you for free. I would do this just to make sure.

1,605

even tho the battery is new doesn't mean that's not the problem in most cases its not the problem but it could be, have the battery tested or try boosting the car first to see if it starts with a boost, if it does start with a boost then the battery is bad or you have a electrical drain on your system that is draining the battery. Check your connections on the battery first if they loose even a little bit that will also cause it to just go "click" and not start, the battery terminals should be clean and tight (no build up of white/green powder on terminals).

725

Replace the starter wheather it need it or not.believe me it needs it.it is a1973.replace all under the hood. Not a lot of money

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 9,491 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,640
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
631 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
461 Great Deals out of 45,641 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Golf
58 Great Deals out of 2,770 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Corolla
770 Great Deals out of 73,085 listings starting at $1,260
Used Chevrolet Camaro
219 Great Deals out of 30,798 listings starting at $1,217
Used Volkswagen Passat
271 Great Deals out of 24,277 listings starting at $999
Used FIAT 500
57 Great Deals out of 5,645 listings starting at $3,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,759 listings starting at $16,135
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 485 listings starting at $11,999
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 947 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 704 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $7,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.