Volkswagen Super Beetle, Beetle & Karmann Ghia Service Manual: 1970-1979

Volkswagen Super Beetle, Beetle & Karmann Ghia Service Manual: 1970-1979
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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. In line with this purpose, Volkswagen of America, Inc. has introduced this Volkswagen Official Service Manual. The aim throughout has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures, and accurate specifications.

Volkswagen Type 1, 1971

Volkswagen Type 1, 1971

Though the do-it-yourself Volkswagen owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of the same detailed maintenance and repair information available at an authorized Volkswagen dealer, 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.

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Valve dimensions

This Volkswagen Type I service manual covers Beetles, Super Beetles, VW Convertibles and Karmann Ghias for the model years 1970 through 1979. This manual was created specifically to cover air-cooled Volkswagen models built for sale in the United States and Canada.

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Inner CV joint cage



Technical highlights:

  • Tune-up and oil change: specifications and procedures for models,
    up through the latest 1979 cars

  • Troubleshooting, replacing or repairing electrical system components,
    including complete wiring diagrams

  • Troubleshooting and repair of the electronic fuel injection system
    used on 1975 and later models

  • Troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding the clutch,
    manual transmission and Automatic Stick Shift

  • Rebuilding the carburetor—including the 1974 California-only carburetor

  • Rebuilding disc and drum brakes

  • Rebuilding the front axle and steering gearbox

  • Strut front suspension for the Super Beetle and Convertible—including
    the suspension modifications of 1974 through 1979 models,
    and the rack and pinion steering of 1975 and later models

  • Spark advance curves for distributors—including the latest types

  • Emission controls—including 1974 through 1979 exhaust gas recirculation systems

  • 0fficial Volkswagen tolerances, wear limits, settings and tightening torque specifications.


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