1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle TroubleShooting – Engine Turns Over to Slowly To Start





Troubleshoot 1972 VW Beetle Engine Will Not Turn Over or Turns Over too Slowly to Start

These steps you need to perform to troubleshoot the above problem :

  1. On cars with Automatic Stick Shift, make sure the gear shift lever is in Neutral.
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  2. Turn on headlights and check that they are bright. If not, go to step 6, if bright, go to step 3. Take note that the starter is located beside the right rear wheel well. It may be necessary to remove the wheel to get at the starter.
  3. Check the electrical connections at the starter. Tighten any loose connections. Clean any dirty connections.
  4. Try to start the car. If the car will not start, check push-on connections behind the instrument panel. The connections are accessible by removing hardboard cover in front of the luggage compartment. If the connections are loose, tighten them.
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  5. Try to start the car. If the car will not start, have battery charged.
  6. Check the connections at the battery and the ground connection to the body. Tighten any loose connections. Clean any dirty connections.
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  7. Try to start the car. If the car will not start, have battery charged.

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