72 vw stalling

#1

I have a 72 vw that runs great untill I come to a stop. I have to keep feathering the gas pedal or it will stall. any ideas?

#2

Isn’t there an idle speed adjustment on the carburetor?

What model VW are we talking about, and is the ignition timing set correctly?

#3

It could be one of several things, and I’m assuming you’re talking about a Beetle?

One is the possibility of split intake boots since this car should have a dual port motor in it.
Two is either a faulty Idle solenoid on the carburetor or lack of power to that solenoid to make it operate. (It’s the little cylinder with a wire attached. With the key on disconnect the wire and touch it to the solenoid terminal a couple of times. You should hear it click every time.)
Three is the possibility of the ignition points starting to close up.
Four is the possibility of a plugged idle circuit in the carburetor (time for a carb overhaul).

None of this is major at all and hope this helps.

#4

Or that electro-jet could just be loose.

#5

What transmission? The semiautomatics of that time in many VWs had a habit of messing really bad with the vacuum system and could cause this kind of problem, especially if there was any kind of leak in the vacuum system.