1968 – 1979 VW 1600 Rear Wheel Shaft and Bearings

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Unlike the swinging arm type of rear suspension which was fitted to all transporters up to 1967 when the 1600 engine was introduced, the drive shafts function solely to transmit the power from the final drive to rear wheels. They do not form an integral part of the suspension system. The wheels themselves are supported […]

1968 – 1979 VW 1600 Gear Change Lever and Rod Components

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The change lever and connecting rods are of necessity long. The rod joints and bushes may wear after considerable mileages and when they become sloppy the changing of gears may be difficult as a result. The gear lever can be adjusted to provide the proper engagement of gears after either the transmission or change lever […]

1968 – 1979 VW 1600 Transporter Limited Slip Differential

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A limited slip differential is fitted to vehicles where the terrain they have to cover requires both drive wheels to be able to give simultaneous traction. Early models were fitted with cone type limited slip. Later models have the plate type. Both types operate on the same principle. The side gears are connected by a […]

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