My karmann ghia stalls while idoling

Asked by Sep 07, 2015 at 05:53 PM about the 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just started my ghia after 3 years of sitting in my garage. It starts right up and
runs fine when I hit the gas.  But whenever I take my foot off the gas it stalls.
What can I do to make it stop stalling so that I can continue the restoration.

2 Answers

27,555

clean and check fuel system/filter...rebuild the little carb...

55

I had a Webber Performance Carb. It had an blade connector on the side of the carb that controlled idling. When it would fall off, my car simply would not idle. This would usually happen when I was in a bad part of time, at night, and at a light. I learned how to dance the throttle until I could safely pull over and slide the blade connector back on. Hope that helps!

Your Answer

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    40
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    30
  • #3
    Ronald Dopwell
    Reputation
    20
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
190 Great Deals out of 7,601 listings starting at $1,450
Used Porsche 911
134 Great Deals out of 5,022 listings starting at $10,850
Used Ford Mustang
593 Great Deals out of 36,388 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Corvette
172 Great Deals out of 19,762 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
444 Great Deals out of 30,843 listings starting at $1,450

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.