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Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Transporter, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Transporter. 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 Transporter can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The VW Transporter covered in this manual is the last of the rear-engined flat four models. The application of water cooling to this venerable engine design enabled it to serve for the best part of another decade. The water-cooled models are quieter and more powerful than their air-cooled forebears, but otherwise the two versions are very similar. Body styles available as standard are Pickup, Van and Minibus (Caravelle). Numerous specialist conversions, mostly to camper vans, are in existence. Maintenance is not particularly difficult, but the layout of some items will not be immediately familiar to the owner who has only had experience of conventional frontengined vehicles. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Volkswagen repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Volkswagen Transporter repair manuals are here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.