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Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Diesel (1980 - 1983)

VW Rabbit Pick-up

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Diesel, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Diesel. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Diesel can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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VW Rabbit, Jetta & Pick-up 77-84 with diesel engines Haynes Repair Manual

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications and do not cover diesel models unless specifically stated. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.


Does not include information specific to gasoline engines

Table of contents

Introduction and routine maintenance
Chapter 1: Engine
Chapter 2: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 3: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 4: Clutch
Chapter 5: Transmission
Chapter 6: Braking system wheels and tires
Chapter 7: Electrical system and wiring diagrams
Chapter 8: Front suspension, steering and driveshafts
Chapter 9: Rear axle and rear suspension
Chapter 10: Bodywork and fittings

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