Not starting and randomly died when I quickly stepped on the gas

Asked by Feb 09, 2016 at 03:01 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

First off, I have a 1973 Volkswagen super beetle. I
was driving a couple weeks ago and all was good, I
stepped on the gas to pass someone and my car
puttered out out of no where. I had a guy come by
and he told me it was the fuel pump, so I went to
auto zone got a new fuel pump, put it on and it's
still not starting. There's no throttle when I try to
start it but I know it's not the throttle wire because
it's tight. I'm so stumped on what to do right now,
HELP VW GURUS !

1 Answer

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Check the points in the distributor,make sure they are firing right.Bugs are bad for burning them up after a little while.

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