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Volkswagen Jetta Gas (1980 - 1992)

VW Jetta Gas

Complete coverage for your vehicle

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

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Gas Engine:
Volkswagen Scirocco (1975 - 1988)
Volkswagen Rabbit (1975 - 1984)
Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible (1980 - 1983)
Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup (1980 - 1983)
Volkswagen Jetta (1980 - 1992)
Volkswagen Golf (1985 - 1992)
Volkswagen Cabriolet (1985 - 1992)

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Engine
Chapter 2: Part B: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions control systems
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transaxle
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transaxle
Chapter 8: Clutch and driveaxles
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
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The Volkswagen Jetta appeared in 1979 to give VW something that would appeal to Rabbit fans who wanted a traditional three-box sedan. The Jetta would soon go on to become the best-selling European car in North America. It was available with two doors or four to give it maximum appeal. Engines ranged from a1-1liter four-cylinder gasoline motor up to a 1.6 gas engine. In 1985, the second-generation Jetta was launched and, as with the Mk2 Golf, was bigger in every way over its predecessor. Again it topped sales charts. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Volkswagen repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our VW Jetta repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.