Volkswagen Rabbit, Jetta (A1)
Volkswagen Rabbit, Jetta Repair Manual (Diesel Engines): 1977-1984
This Volkswagen Rabbit and Jetta service manual covers 1977 through 1984 models with diesel engines, including those built on the "A1" platform. This manual includes both the American-made and German-made Rabbits, VW Jettas, and VW Pickup Trucks with diesel engines built for sale in the United States and Canada.
This repair manual includes troubleshooting, service and repair procedures for the diesel engine and its direct-cylinder fuel injection system and is just as thorough as our other two Volkswagen Rabbit/Jetta/Scirocco/Pickup Truck service manuals. However, this book focuses exclusively on diesel models. We eliminated information covering the gasoline engine, fuel-injection, and other subjects that don't apply to diesel engine models. Removing this potentially confusing material allows us to cover particular features of the diesel models in greater depth. You'll find testing, troubleshooting and repair steps from diesel fuel injection adjustment to the oil cooler used on models with automatic transmission and/or Turbo-Diesel engines.
Service to Volkswagen owners is of top priority to the Volkswagen organization and has always included the continuing development and introduction of new and expanded services. This manual has been prepared with the Volkswagen owner in mind. The aim throughout has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications.
Gasoline engine coverage: For information on 1980 through 1984 Rabbit, Scirocco and Jetta models with gasoline engines, please refer to our Volkswagen Rabbit, Scirocco, Jetta Repair Manual (Gasoline Engines): 1980-1984.
Though the do-it-yourself Volkswagen owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the Volkswagen owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual will make it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.
Publishing note: Prior to February 2012, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-0184-7)
Volkswagen Rabbit (A1) 1984
Lubrication and Maintenance, page 11.
Perform routine maintenance, such as checking and changing hypoid oil.
Engine and Clutch, page 44.
Cylinder head service and reconditioning, with valve, seat and guide specification for all models.
Manual Transmission, page 15.
Suspension troubleshooting and repair, including procedures for disassembling and inspecting CV joints.
ISBN: 0-8376-1703-0 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1703-9 (ISBN-13)