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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:13 am

Bummer. I think I killed Judy's starter. I was cracking her up so I could move her into the garage. I heard this awful crunch and then no response from the starter anymore. Oh well.
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Post by callahan on Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:15 am

check the starter bushing
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Post by vw57drvr on Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:49 pm

You did put the steering coupler back on right? lol
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:10 pm

callahan wrote:check the starter bushing
enlighten me? WHen I turn the switch I get nothing at all. Lights on the speedo but no starter noise. How do I check the starter bushing?

vw57drvr wrote:You did put the steering coupler back on right? lol
Yeah, I did, But thanks for the heads up. Smile That wouldn't have been the first really stupid mistake I'd made.
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Post by buggin70 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:54 pm

you have to take the starter back out
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Post by callahan on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:06 pm

pull the starter out and see if the bushing is in the hole it goes into in the tranny case. my starter bushing came apart and was causing the starter to bind up and eventually locked it up. could just be the starter though lol
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Post by buggin70 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:31 pm

hit the starter with a hammer as someone else tries to start it if it turns over is the starter
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:03 am

thanks, I'll work on it this weekend.
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:07 am

Finally reclaimed my garage from the chaos so now I can get back to work on Judy.
bought a new starter
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Pulled the rear glass
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Installed the mirror.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:19 pm

Pulled the starter to replace it and noticed that the new one is much bigger.
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I checked my starter bushing and it looks intact. My concern is that the shaft and the gear are bigger on the new one.
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Post by Cave Man on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:26 pm

I would get a starter for an auto stick. Don't use the bushings in the trans so less to go wrong.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:46 pm

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Post by Raggtop on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:51 pm

yeah Automatic Starter is the way to go...
They seem to be a bit more Powerful!
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:01 pm

do I need to do anything besides just bolt it up?
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Post by buggin70 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:16 pm

nope just slap it on!
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:36 am

Thanks. Do need to pull out the old bushing? or is it okay to leave in place?
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Post by fluxcap on Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:58 am

Old bushing should be fine to stay in there as long as it's tight (which they usually are).

Good luck with the autostick starter. They are definitely the way to go IF you can get a decent one. I tried that route, and the first one came apart within a week, and the second one screeched like a stuck pig all the time, so I took it back as well and went back to a regular starter. But lots of people have good luck with them. Auto store will take it back and swap it out if you have any problems, I just got tired of installing/removing them.

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Post by rpm750 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:44 am

Buy a used one and take it to Southern Auto Electric on Moreland Ave. for about 40-45 bucks you will have a brand new one. He does all kinds of Starters, Alternaters, Diesel stuff, old Ford generators and old stuff like that and they look like new ones from the 20's. I've had 3 rebuilt, 2 of mine and 1 for a buddy. They do great work. If I ever need a generator worked on I'm carrying it to them!
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:02 am

Can anybody recommend a good tutorial on how to rebuild and tune a 30 pict-1 ?
I followed the digram in the rebuild kit but i can't get it to idle at all now.
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Post by fluxcap on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:36 am

peregrine67 wrote:Can anybody recommend a good tutorial on how to rebuild and tune a 30 pict-1 ?
I followed the digram in the rebuild kit but i can't get it to idle at all now.

Maybe this will help some, it's for the 28pict1 & 2, and the 30pict1
http://www.vw-resource.com/28carb.html

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Post by rpm750 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:28 am

Make sure the Air Solenoid vale is opening. Turn key on and remove the wire and touch back to the terminal, valve should click. Make sure you turn the key off after just a few seconds. Might damage your points if it is on very long.
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:31 pm

Reinstalled the interior and the seat belts I got from Pull-a-Part. Took her for a spin. For some reason I've got no power at all in first gear.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:36 pm

Sounds like a possible Jetting issue in the carb. Maybe clogged up, or a leaky accel pump, or vaccum leak.
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:56 pm

I'll work on it tomorrow. I'm not as familiar with carbs as I need to be. I've been spoiled by my FI on the bus.
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:38 pm

I'm hoping it's not a transmission problem. She has plenty of power in other gears. I had to reverse it up the driveway and she had plenty of power in reverse.
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