1977 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1977 Super Beetle won't start

Tiny
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  • 1977 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 10,800 MILES
I have replaced the points, plugs, condenser & ignition wires. I have spark.

I have replaced the battery.

I have replaced the fuel filter.

I have a full tank of gas.

My bug cranks just fiine, but won't "engage". It still won't start.

Next on my list is the fuel pump. First of all, where is it located on the vehicle? Second, can you think of any other possible cause?

I forgot to mention that this is a fuel injected engine.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 10:26 AM

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Tiny
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Fuel pump is on engine below carb but first check fuel shut off valve on left side of carb. Has a wire to it with key on diconnect and reconnect wire should hear click. If not remove and see if you can free it up. If not plug hole and it should start.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 10:41 AM
Tiny
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I neglected to mention in my original question (now edited) - I have a fuel injected engine (Super Beetle)
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 10:51 AM
Tiny
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The Super Beetle you a taxing an old mans memory
but I will try. First I reccomend you get a repair manual to aid you. Get some carb cleaner spray into throttle see if it fires. If so then fuel problem.
Is there a silver block with fuel line comming out?
And next to it is a housing with a big screw clamp around it?
When removed is there around metal plate there with a nut in the middle?
I think the pump is under car near the trans. It will look like a silver can couple wires also look for relay under hood.
Let me know
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 12:54 PM
Tiny
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When I changed out the fuel filter (under the right front wheel well), I noticed a cylinder a little further down the line. After talking with the VW guy at the local import parts store, I found out that I was looking at the fuel pump.

I do have some carb cleaner at home, so I'll try that later. What's the best way to get into the throttle?
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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If system is I described you need to sprak into air intake snorkle
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 1:06 PM

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