I have a 1973 Beetle(not a super) I have replaced the starter and the battery, the motor turns over by hand but when I try the key all it does is click

Asked by Feb 07, 2015 at 04:44 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

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engine wont start, motor turns over but wont start just clicks, has a new starter and
battery----help.

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Did you change the starter bushing? Used the standard transmission starter and not the automatic? Have the wires hooked up to the right side? If yes then you may need a starter relay or a new ignition switch. You can test that by jumping the starter with a screw driver. If the starter turns the motor over but it won't start then make sure all the wires are hooked up to the battery and the fuses are good.

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