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1972 Beetle Auto Clutch will not go into gear while running

06-23-2013, 05:39 PM
Hi, I am trying to help out my neighbor with his beetle. I tested the wire right at the shifter and it gets battery voltage when pulled back and none when released. I assume that is working properly.

I then investigated further to find a diaphragm on the transmission with a bad vacuum line. After replacing it the transmission will still not work when running.

What should I check and how does this auto clutch work?

06-27-2013, 09:25 AM
Is there anyone one here that has worked on they old bugs before

07-08-2013, 11:24 PM
I applied vacuum to the diaphragm and the clutch works and the car goes into gear while running. The engine has vacuum while running. The solenoid has power so I think that it has an internal problem. I am having trouble finding this part locally.

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