VW 1600 Transporter Haynes Repair Manual for 1968 thru 1979

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VW 1600 Transporter Haynes Repair Manual for 1968 thru 1979 models with 96.7 cu in (1584cc) engines PDF Free Download

Models covered: All Volkswagen Transporter 1600 models with 1584 cc (96.7 cu in) engine

Does not cover the alternative bodies and conversions produced by specialist manufacturers

With VW 1600 Transporter Haynes Repair Manual for 1968 thru 1979 models with 96.7 cu in (1584cc) engines, you can do it yourself from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the vehicle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes

  • Step-by-step procedures
  • Easy-to-follow photos
  • Complete troubleshooting section
  • Valuable short cuts
  • Color spark plug diagnosis


The Volkswagen Type 2, more generally referred to as the bus, pick-up, Kombi, transporter, caravette, van or any other name that indicates that it is not an ordinary saloon, was conceived very soon after VW Beetle production was seriously under way in 1949.

Heinz Nordhoff realised that in the reconstruction of Germany after the war the demand for a cheap workhorse vehicle would be almost as great as that for saloons. The beauty of it all was that due to the basic Beetle design he could use the same components. All he had to do was gear down the drive train to cope with increased engine loads; and this was achieved by the expedient of fitting simple spur reduction gears at the outer ends of the drive shafts. It was then possible to use the same gearbox/final drive unit with the crownwheel the other way round so that the drive shafts would rotate the other way into the reduction gears.

The rest of the story is a legend comparable to that of the Beetle. The basic ideas were developed and improved as the years went by and it was not until 1967 that the development became significantly different.

In that model year the vehicle suddenly appeared larger and noticeably different from its predecessors. The 1600 cc engine became standard, the rear suspension changed from swing axle to diagonal arm and, most noticeable of all> the familiar split windscreen changed to a larger one, curved, and in a single piece.

It is perhaps significant that the ‘mobile home’ version, with beds, cookers and all the other necessities for living on the move has achieved such a significant (and expensive!) proportion of the overall model type. Traditionally commercial vehicle users are interested solely in the economic attractions of their transport and do not generally fall into the category of ‘Do-it-yourself’ motorists. Consequently the strictly commercial models disappear from the scene when their worth in financial terms is no longer economic. The models that survive from the past in the hands of private owners tend therefore, to consist of the multi-seat or conversion for a holiday home types.

This manual gives practical insight into the workings of a transporter and will enable owners who are not familiar with the somewhat unconventional layout to understand it better.

The servicing and repair procedures explained in the manual are those which have been actually carried out by the team of writer, mechanic and photographer working together.

VW 1600 Transporter Haynes Repair Manual for 1968 thru 1979 PDF

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction and routine maintenance
  • Chapter 1: Engine
  • Chapter 2: Cooling, heating and exhaust systems
  • Chapter 3: Fuel system and carburetion
  • Chapter 4: Ignition system
  • Chapter 5: Clutch and operating mechanism
  • Chapter 6: Transmission and final drive
  • Chapter 7: Wheel shafts, drive shafts and universal joints
  • Chapter 8: Braking system
  • Chapter 9: Electrical system and wiring diagrams
  • Chapter 10: Suspension, dampers and steering
  • Chapter 11: Bodywork and underframe

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