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Feb 01, Beetle Owner and Reader Beth Leverman, of Dallas, Texas, submitted the following method for Bushing Removal and Installation using tools at hand. Thank you, Beth for working this up and for the photos! To remove the old 12 Volt Starter Bushing, tap the old Bushing using a 7/16ths tap.

If the Bushing will not remove by pulling on the Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Jan 31, Volkswagen engineers designed a Bushing Puller for the 6 Volt Starter Bushing and another for the 12 Volt Bushing.

Let’s look at the Bushing Location first. In order to do this, I have a VW transmission which has been gutted and cleaned for the purpose. The first picture shows the Long-bodied Starter in stumpcutter.buzzg: Roswell GA. Sep 09, Links BELOW. Just another quick tool tip. 1/4" extensions - stumpcutter.buzz Starter Bushings: 6 to 12v - stumpcutter.buzz 12v - Missing: Roswell GA. VW Starter Bushing Puller Tool for 12 Volt Bushing. Part Number:Fits your vehicle This product was made to fit the VW Beetle.

The Puller can be installed into the Starter Housing on the Transmission.

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Sedan. - Convertible. - VW Karmann Ghia. stumpcutter.buzzg: Roswell GA. Apr 13, Just pull the starter and anything else in the way (Heater tubes).

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If you have a 6 volt starter use a 1/2" x 13 TAP to screw into the bushing to remove it. If you have a 12 volt starter use a 7/16 x 14 TAP. If you have a tranny from a 6 volt car but have a 12volt starter it will have a conversion bushing and that takes a 7/16 x 14 TAP stumpcutter.buzzg: Roswell GA.

Dec 09, If you haven't damaged the bushing by trying to extract it, consider just greasing the bushing and the starter shaft. Or just taking back the starter and see if they'll swap for a starter from an automatic bug, which is self supporting and doesn't require a bushing at all.

Yes, my starter still operates fine 20 years later stumpcutter.buzzg: Roswell GA.