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I have a 1966 vw beetle, new motor, new starter, new

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I have a 1966...

I have a 1966 vw beetle, new motor, new starter, new battery, when you run it for at least 15 miles and stop and shut it off...turn key again, nothing!! have put 2 starters in, has brand new 6 volt batt, the strongest one....had two ppl work on her, i'm at a loss, maybe wiring, i have no idea, making me crazy lol

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

It's a stick, if i push start her, pop the clutch i can start her, but i'm a 68 young woman lol n rather turn the key hee

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Beetle yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, had it to two places, very reliable, 2 starters, 2 new batteries, we think we have it, i drive her home, shut it off, try to start again, nothing, it's crazy

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago
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VW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Your ignition switch may have a short in it. When this happens, try starting it across the solenoid instead. If it cranks that way, then you need a new ignition switch.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
put new ignition in also, forgot to say that...but i need to knw how to cancel this, i feel a scam coming, i'm 68 old broad, think i'd knw better by now lol..i get prob. lost 33 dollars, but want it to end now, how do i go about that?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no just tell me how to cancel please
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
that's not going to happen is it?????
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