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Volkswagen Super Beetle, Beetle & Karmann Ghia (Type 1)
Official Service Manual:
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974,
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
496 pages
720 illustrations and diagrams
Volkswagen Part No. LPV 997 109
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1623-0
Price: $49.95

The Volkswagen Repair Manual: Super Beetle, Beetle and Karmann Ghia: 1970-1979 is a definitive reference source of technical automotive repair and maintenance information for the classic air-cooled Volkswagen Type 1 models.

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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.

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.

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.

Technical features:

  • 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.
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Volkswagen Type 1, 1971
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Lubrication and Maintenance
See how to perform routine maintenance procedures, such as adjusting Alternator or Generator belt tension.
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Engine
Cylinder head service and reconditioning, including complete cylinder head and valve train specifications.
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Transmission and Rear Axle
Transmission, differential and drive axle repair and rebuilding, including procedures for repairing and replacing CV joints.
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Electrical System Diagram B
Find and repair electrical system problems with detailed wiring diagrams for Type 1 models.
VW Type 1 Man 70-79 Part#LPV997109
VW Type 1 Man 70-79 Part#LPV997109
Wholesale Case Quantity: 10
BSIN: V179
ISBN: 0-8376-1623-9 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1623-0 (ISBN-13)