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Bucking Beetle - How does the Clutch Work?

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I've got a 1971 VW Bug with a 72v system from Wilderness EV. All is well electrically but it suddenly started bucking violently on hard throttle (which is a relative term for this slug). It seems to happen in any gear by 1st and I'd describe it as what happens when you let the clutch out too quickly. But there is no clutch! All the Beetle forum ideas talk about adjustments to the clutch cable.

I have replaced a clutch on a regular IC car and know how it works, but I don't get what's going on with the EV where I just let off the throttle and shift. Any advice would be appreicated. :confused:
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Was this car working well in all gears prior to conversion? May just be a transmission issue, slipping out of gear or something. My motor stuff is all wilderness and no issues.
Meanwhile, I'm going to try to remove the old one without killing the motor bearings. I'll try my gear puller!
Hope it's a big one. Took me forever to get my Wilderness coupler off.
How long have you had it? I contacted Wilderness and they sent me a new one no hassle, but it was still the old design though they said they were now making springy ones.
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