sarpd63 Hi and welcome to the world of VW. A good place to start is to take a look at the electrical connections on your starter motor. Are they clean and tight? Check that the starter is bolted securely to the engine/tranny assembly. If the unit is not properly grounded it may fail to operate. Use an electrical tester to check that every activation of the ignition key is sending power to the starter. Ignition switch problems in old VW's are fairly common. The wiring between the starter switch and the starter should be traced to be sure that there are no bad connections along the way. When the starter does activate, is it a healthy steady crank or weak and intermittent? Let me know. Dan ( MY72 BUG) in Goderich
When the starter does crank it is very strong. No lack of power when it cranks. I have checked all connections and everythign seems good. A little dirty but good. I cleaned all connections with an electrical cleaner also.
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