Volkswagen Vanagon Repair Manual 1980-1991 (North American, USA and Canada Models)

SKU: Volkswagen Vanagon Repair Manual 1980-1991
Price: $25.00

Volkswagen Vanagon Repair Manual 1980-1991 (North American, USA and Canada Models)

This repair manual covers Volkswagen Vanagon including Diesel, Syncro, and Camper models.



Engines Covered:

1.6L diesel (engine code: CS)

1.9L water-cooled Digijet (engine code: DH)

2.0L air-cooled (engine code: CV)

2.1 L water-cooled Digitant (engine code: MV)


Transmissions Covered:

090 3-speed automatic (rear wheel drive)

091 4-speed manual (rear wheel drive)

094 5-speed manual (rear wheel drive)

094-4WD 5-speed manual Syncro (tour wheel drive)


This VW Vanagon repair manual is the same "professional format" supplied by Bentley to authorized Volkswagen dealers in the United States and Canada for use by their technicians.


It's heavily illustrated with high quality photographs and drawings, and covers every aspect of routine maintenance and service work, including information on maintenance and repair of water-cooled engines and of Westfalia camper models.


1381 PAGES


The VW Vanagon repair manual includes a special appendix section covering routine maintenance such as changing the oil, replacing light bulbs, or replacing the diesel fuel filter. Also included are factory maintenance tables and fluid and lubricant specifications and capacities.


This Bentley manual is the only comprehensive, single source of service information and specifications available specifically for Volkswagen Vanagon Diesel, Syncro and Camper from 1980 to 1991. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures, and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself VW owner, this manual will help you understand, care for, and repair your VW Vanagon.


Even the Volkswagen owner who has no intention of working on his or her own car will find that reading and owning this manual will make it possible to discuss repairs more intellegently with the professional technician. Keeping this manual handy in the car ensures quick access to official factory information.



Fundamental automotive concepts, with simple explanations of basic troubleshooting, effective workshop practices and tools.

Complete tune-up specifications for all models covered—including those with air-cooled, water-cooled and diesel engines.

Engine and cylinder head service, including complete tear down and rebuilding procedures. Removal, installation and testing of fuel injection system components.

Exhaust system component replacement, including Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system.

Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair, for manual, automatic and Syncro (4WD) transmissions.

Suspension component replacement, including front struts, rear shocks, springs, front stabilizer bar and alignment procedures and specifications.

Heating and air conditioning component replacement, including heater booster (gas heater). Body adjustment and repairs, including front door components, sunroof, bumpers, Westfalia camper equipment and pick-up truck tarpaulin. Troubleshooting, replacing or repairing electrical system components—with all the available wiring diagrams from the vehicle manufacturer.

Plus the comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torque specifications that you’ve come to expect from Bentley manuals.

Table of Contents:



Type and model identification

VIN, engine No.

Transmission No., manual

Transmission No., automatic

Lifting car with floor jack/hoist

Towing car



Engine assembly | Crankshaft/crankcase | Cylinder heads/valve drive | Lubrication system | Cooling system

Fuel supply

Fuel injection: Diesel system | AFC system | Water-cooled

Exhaust system/emission controls

Electrical: battery, starter, alternator

Ignition system



Clutch, controls

Torque converter

Manual transmission: controls, assembly, case, gears, shafts

Automatic transmission: controls, assembly, case, gears, shafts




Front wheel suspension: shafts and axle

Rear wheel suspension: shafts and axle

Wheels, tires, wheel alignment

Brakes: mechanical components, hydraulic components, regulator, booster




Body dimensions


Doors: front, rear, sliding




Glass, window regulators

Body accessories, exterior

Seat belt system

Trim: interior


Body: seat upholstery

Camper: interior panels, roof, cabinets, water tank, refrigerator, seats, beds


Heater booster

Air conditioner



Instruments, radio

Windshield wiper and washer

Lights: exterior




Vehicle care

Do-it-yourself service

Technical data

Maintenance tables


This manual is the same as the manual used by workshops. Service Manual contains detailed instructions and step by step diagrams for all workshop procedures.


Language: English

Format: PDF


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