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VW Beetle '74

I have a 1974 Super Beetle that needs a new starter. When trying to remove the current starter, I cannot find the top right bolt head. It's hidden from view and when I used a mirror to locate it, it appears to be an odd semi-circle bolt head that seems to fit into a type of v-slot on the starter. The manual that I have indicates that this should be a standard nut. I don't get it!!

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    i am trying to find out how to replace a starter in 1974 v.w. super beetle



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Semi Circle bolt was on our '67 fastback.  If I remember correctly you have to loosen the nut from the engine compartment.  As it loosens the semi circle will run into the body and act as it's own holding wrench.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008


There is a bolt that runs through the starter into the back of the car right in front of the bolwer of the engine. there should only be that one bolt. there is a regular nut on the end of the bolt. take the nut off and the bolt will come right on out.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008


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