If you feed it gas it will start but if you don't feed it want start, WHY?

Asked by May 21, 2008 at 05:55 PM about the 1976 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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300

More than likely, it's time to rebuild the carbs. Do a tuneup while you're at it.

465

Well obviously your not getting fuel I would check for a working fuel pump and rebuild the carb its probably gummed up

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