72 vw bug wont start. Starter doesn't engage.

Asked by Mar 11, 2018 at 06:02 PM about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 72 VW Bug starter will not turn. Its practically
brand new. I took it out and had it tested. Said it
tested fine. All contacts are good. Has a MSD
ignition in it and aftermarket push to start button.
Ground strap at Transaxle is good. Yes the
"dummy" lights on the dash come on when the key
is turned on. Started good then all of the sudden
nothing. Push starts fine. Battery is good. I'm at a
loss. Any ideas are appreciated.

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