my 1963 beetle will just click sometimes when I start it

Asked by Oct 19, 2013 at 03:59 PM about the Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Most of the time my 1963 beetle will start fine but sometimes it will just click and then the
next day it will fire right up. any ideas

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Maybe your battery is low on voltage. Check the voltage, is it 12.3 or higher, how old is it? Alternator charging fine? If the battery is 5 years or older, I'd consider replacing.

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Corroded connections can also cause this. The 6 volt system is adequate, at best, so any little thing that takes voltage away can create a problem.

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