1968 Beetle will not start

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Asked by GregMathias May 31, 2018 at 02:10 PM about the 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went to start my 1968 beetle for the first time this year. It would not turn
over so I jumped the battery. It turned over but would not start. I cranked it
about a dozen times. I turned it off and then back on to try again and it
almost caught. I turned it off and back on again and now the starter will
not turn. Not even a click. I checked the battery with the booster cables
still on and it read 12.4 volts. I took them of and it read 10.1 volts. I am
scratching my head on this one. Any help would be appreciated.

3 Answers

316,685

Charge up the battery and try it again. You need to check for spark and fuel at the engine. I am guessing the carburetor is gummed up.

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The issue is not the engine at this point, it seems to be electrical in nature. I turn the key and nothing at all happens. The lights all come on but the starter won't even click.

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316,685

Clean and tighten the battery cable connections. 12.4 volts is on the weak side.

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