when i turn the key on my 73 bug sometimes it will start and other times it does nothing

Asked by Jul 27, 2012 at 05:40 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I thought it was my clutch not engaging but i replaced the cable and it is still doing it. It will start with no problem
sometimes and other times i will turn the key and it does nothing, no clicking or any thing

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You might check the starter wires. There are three small ones and a large battery cable attached to the starter. Make sure the small wires are making good contact with their respective posts. Good luck

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