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Bentley Repair Manual - VW Mk1 Rabbit/Jetta Diesel 77-84

Bentley Repair Manual - VW Mk1 Rabbit/Jetta Diesel 77-84

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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.

Engines covered:

  • 1.6L Diesel (engine code: CK, CR, JK)
  • 1.6L Turbo-Diesel (engine code: CY)

Gasoline engine coverage: For information on 1980 through 1984 Rabbit, Scirocco and Jetta models with gasoline engines, please refer to  Volkswagen Rabbit, Scirocco, Jetta Repair Manual (Gasoline Engines): 1980-1984.


  • Fundamental automotive concepts, with simple explanations of basic troubleshooting, effective workshop practices and tools.
  • Complete tune-up specifications for all models covered - including those with turbo-diesel engines, plus troubleshooting and repair of the diesel fuel injection system.
  • Valve adjustment for the overhead camshaft engine.
  • Rebuilding disc and drum brakes - including Kelsey-Hayes calipers.
  • Testing and repairing the turbocharger system on Turbo-Diesel models.
  • Repairing the front suspension and the steering gearbox - including complete service and repair of the power steering system.
  • Repairing the Pickup Truck's rear suspension.
  • Troubleshooting, replacing or repairing every component of the electrical system - with wiring diagrams from the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Adjusting and rebuilding the automatic transmission and the manual transmission.
  • Adjusting and repairing the sunroof.
  • Plus the comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torque specifications that you've come to expect from Bentley manuals.

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, Jetta (A1)
Diesel Service Manual:
1977, 1978, 1979, 1980,
1981, 1982, 1984, 1984
including Pickup Truck and Turbo Diesel

Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
624 pages
973 illustrations
78 pages of wiring diagrams
Volkswagen Part No. LPV 800 122
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1703-9
VW8000122, VRD4