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I have a 73 super beetle. I was driving and it went dead,

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Customer: ***** *****, I have a 73 super beetle. I was driving and it went dead, manually broke the points open, no spark, replaced coil and points still no spark , have condenser but haven't put them in yet. With a test light + side of coil is hot.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.

Hello

Ok a broken condenser can result in this so definitely replace that next

also check the state of the main engine earth connection, as this needs to be tight and corrosion free as the ignition system obviously earths through the block

Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.

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