VW Rabbit

Also known as the VW Golf 1, the VW Rabbit was a first generation Golf model introduced in May 1974. This model was a front wheel drive (FWD) car sold in Canada and the United States.

469 Questions
Clutches and Flywheels
VW Golf
VW Golf GTI
VW Rabbit

Clutch pedal dont return back on your mk 3 vw golf 1.8?

1) Either your cable is frayed inside the cable sheath. (inexpensive, oil the new cable and sheath on replacement)

2)Or the clutch "push-rod" is wearing through the plate and in a short while will fail and need a new clutch. (expensive)

3)Or the little lever on the last housing has slipped on its splined shaft and you need a new one (inexpensive)

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Car Starting Problems
VW Golf
VW Rabbit

Vw golf mk1 won't start but it turns what wrong?

Could be many things, but I'd suggest the main reasons being:

  1. fuel not getting through due to blocked pipe/pump not working, or no fuel in it!!
  2. electrical fault, so no spark at spark plugs

I'd recomend getting a manual to check all of the above if you're not sure about how to check them!!

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Audi
VW New Beetle
VW Rabbit
VW Sharan

How do you replace the pollen filter on a 2000 A4?

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/misc37.shtml It lives under the cover at the rear RHS of the engine bay tucked under the windscreen. Remove the 8 mm setscrew holding the outer cover in place and you will see it. ;there are three plastic screws hold the lower windscreen trim turn them 1/4 turn ONLY anti clockwise otherwise they will break.Gently prise downwards the clip which holds the two halfs of the windscreen trim in place and remove it. There are two clips hold the remaining half of the pollen filter cover in place and it comes off forwards. Dont be too rrough with any off this or you will have a lot of burst bits of plastic and a bit repair bill. Also start with he wipers parked half up the screen .Good luck !

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VW Golf
VW Rabbit

What is the tow capacity for a 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit?

1000 lbs. and 100- 150lbs of tongue weight

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Ford Probe
2000-2005 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
VW Rabbit
Ford Aerostar XLT

How do you find and replace a missing motor mount bolt on a 1997 Ford Probe 2.5L V6?

I had the same problem with my 95 probe where the mount holding up the alternator came undone and I lost a bolt. I just found an ordinary bolt and nut in a hardware store that fit and now I have no more fan belt squeeling.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Mitsubishi Eclipse
VW Rabbit

How do you access the low beam headlight bulb on a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse?

Passenger side or driver side? BClear. The low beam is built into the same bulb as the high beam. Just pull the bulb out from behind the housing under the hood and replace it. If the low beam doesnt work you have to replace the whole bulb. They're not very expensive.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
VW New Beetle
VW Rabbit

How do you change the headlights on a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle?

I just recently changed headlight bulbs on my 1999 VW Beetle 1.8T. The process is a little strange, but it is not very difficult to do, once you understand it. I am assuming that the set-up is the same for a 2003. If not, I apologize up-front for not having the right answer for you.

There are a few posts at this link that I used initially to guide me. http://www.myvwlemon.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000071.HTML

Anyway, here goes:

The car should not be running during this process. Open the hood and look at the backside of the headlamp assembly. If you are looking at the driver's side lamp from the front of the car, towards the left, you will see a plastic lever that moves up and towards the outside of the car. Slide it very carefully, do not force it; it is plastic. This will cause the entire headlamp assembly to shift out forward from the body. The sealing adhesive used on the gasket may not make this readily apparent. I used a silicone lubricant on the lever to make mine move easier. Gently pull the headlight assembly out of the body and disconnect the plug to the lamps. Take the assembly somewhere where you can work on it comfortably and swap out the lamp(s) as needed. When you are done replacing lamps, I suggest spraying lubricant on the rails in the body and on the headlight assembly grooves before putting it back in. Plug the lamp back in first. Then be very patient in putting back the assembly; be sure everything lines up. Do not force it. Once it is back in, the lever can be reset to its original position and you are done.

ADDENDUM from a third party: Just finished doing my passenger side; driver side likely the same. i saw a refernce to some metal strap on older models- not present on 03 model. the plastic lever is in fact the only thing to move in order to slide the whole assembly out of the front ofo the fender, however, it is an odd mechanism. mine slid with great resistance due to sand and dirt buildup in a remote area. to slide the lever up, depress the small tab with diamonds on it as you pull on the lever. you will notice that the lever has a certain amount of distance it can travel before hitting the housing.mine went about half way at first. as you pull up on the lever from here, i found it helpful to press on the back of the headlight assembly itself which is grey plastic as opposed to the black plastic and metal housing. the lever thing is trying to push the assembly out about half an inch as it travels up to it's maximum distance- mine slid really poorly due to dirt in the tracks that the assembly slides on. it needs help to slide the half inch AS the lever is being raised- again, push on the grey plastic assembly back as you slide the lever. when the lever is as far as it can go, either pull the light out from the front- mine was way stubborn, but IF THE LEVER IS ALL THE WAY UP, nothings holding the thting but dirt; pull it and it will come. after it's slid all the way out, depress the wire harness tab to pull it off of the assembly harness. take the black plastic cover off of the rear. the low beam is closest to you, the high beam is deep inside- for the high beam, i found it helpful to remove the wire harness f ROM the housing before goin further ( don't disconnect the wires from it, just let it hang so it's out of the way. bulbs are held in place by a spring clip. push down on the spring and pull it asidewhile pressing- it's a loop on a pin kinda thing. pull off wire from bulb and insert new bulb- try not tto touch the bulb itself as i understand hand oils and grimy engine dirt you're covered witht by now can make the bulb shatter when it gets hot. put it all back together in reverse, clean and lube the tracks and slidinf lever track if you can. when sliding the assembly in, put the bottom track in first, then the eone nearer center of car, the the last one, whiich i needed to sort of lift the assembly into so it lined up ( it's dark and hard to see it since the assembly's mostly in by now. the whole thing would only take me 10 minutes next time, but it took me almost 2 hours since i didn't understand it at first and changed the high beam and had to do it over , not to mention removing extra pieces unnecessarily and trying to be cautious.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
VW Rabbit
Volvo S40
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

How do you change the low beam headlight bulb on an S60 Volvo?

Courtesy of the Volvo Owner's Manual.

Low beam bulb

To remove a defective bulb:

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the plastic cover over the bulb (1) by turning it counterclockwise.
  • Remove the connector (2).
  • Loosen the retaining spring (3) by first moving it to the right and then moving it down, out of the way.
  • Pull out the defective bulb. Note the position of the guide lug on the base of the bulb (4).

To install a new bulb:

  • Insert the new bulb, without touching the glass, with the guide lug upward (1). The bulb will only seat properly in this position.
  • Move the retaining spring up and push it slightly to the left until it seats properly (2).
  • Press the connector into place on the bulb (3).
  • Reinstall the plastic cover and turn it clockwise until it is correctly in place (4). "TOP" must be upward.

Changing the Low beam headlights on a Volvo S60 2.5T

It will take you at least one hour to complete this bulb replacement. Although the Volvo manual tell you to release the retaining spring there is no spring to release on the 2005 Volvo S60 2.5 T

First start with the driver side you will need to remove the air filter and it housing. After removing the filter pull up hard on the housing and it will release from the three snaps. This will give you easy access to the low beam headlight.

Remove the rubber cover and reach in to the cavity and turn the bulb assembly to the right a quarter turn if you are in front of the car. Gently pull the bulb out with the connecter attached. Make sure the orange gasket come out with the assembly.

Disconnect the connector from the defective bulb and connect it to the new bulb assembly. Insert the new bulb into the cavity and line up the three prongs, look thru the lens to make sure it is lined up properly then make a quarter turn to the left. Put back on the rubber cover and the filter housing.

On the passenger side all you have to remove is the rubber cover and use that same procedure to replace and replace the bulb assembly.

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BMW 7-Series
Oldsmobile Aurora
VW Rabbit
DIY Projects

How do you change the low beam bulb on a 2002 Aurora?

Remove the two headlight mounting bolts and slide the entire headlight assembly forward. You can then disconnect the Bulb from the sockect and remove the bulb from the headlight housing. Installing is just as easy. Install the new bulb, connect the blulbs electrical connection and re-install the headlight. Should take about 5 minutes all togather.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
VW Rabbit
Ford Expedition XLT

What is a coil and how does a bad one effect a vehicle?

A coil is what gives you spark it distributes the power to your spark plugs so it would run bad or not at all check for spark.

The coil produces the power for the spark to ignite the fuel/ air mixture in the combustion chamber of the engine . The distributor systematically distributes or places that spark to the spark plugs in the firing order .

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Toyota Celica
VW Rabbit

How do you take the headlights out of a 1995 Toyota Celica to change the bulbs inside?

they twist counter clockwise (i beleive) to take them out. i would unplug them first. there is no need to take the headlight out. but if you must know how to take the headlight out. you need to take off the front bumper, and there's a bolt right at the bottom of the housing.

To change the headlamp bulb first turn on the lights so they are flipped up. Find the 4 bolt screws on the top left and right side of the light, being carefull not to snap them when you remove them. Once removed the cover for the light will come off alowing you accses to change the bulb. Edit: The GT model, at least, does not have the pop-up headlights. For bulb replacement, simply twist the old bulb about 1/4 turn (remove power plug first, if possible, but you can pull it out in situ if you have problems). It's fairly easy to do (no screws, just the plug).

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Chevy Silverado
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
VW Rabbit
Ford Expedition XLT

How do you remove the heater core of a 1982 VW Rabbit diesel truck with AC?

I just finished replacing mine in my 80 diesel rabbit w/ AC. You're suppose to take the entire dash out, but I did it the red-neck way... First I removed the heater box clips (I believe there are about 6 that you can get to around the front and back of the box). Then you'll have to break the glue that seals the heater box halves together.**Be Aware: if the core has been leaking for a while it's going to dump all that anti-freeze onto the floorboard, so have a bunch of newspaper down. Now the fun part!! You have to pry the heater box apart as far as you can without breaking it (just far enough to yank the old core out and, as carfully as possible, put the new one in). The core isn't faceted to anything in the heater box, so once I had the box spread to a descent gap (appx. 6-7 inches). I disconnected the radiator hoses in the engine compartment that go through the firewall to the heatercore. Then I disconnected them from the heater core itself (beware more spilling of anti-freeze will occure once you remove these 2 hoses). Finally, I yanked the old heater core out through the gap I made in the heater box and AS GENTLY AS POSSIBLE pushed the new one back in. Once I had the new heatercore in place, I had to push the 2 halves of the heater box back together while re-attaching the clips that hold them together (would have been much easier with 2 people). Then I re-attached the hoses to the heater core and to their counter parts in the engine compartment, and reattached any other peices of plastic that had to be cleared (e.g. the one that covers the hose connection to the heater core). If you did it right and didn't damage the new heater core (too badly) when you put it back in, you should be all set to go! But I warn this is not the textbook method, and you could damage the new core or other parts if you're not careful!!! The whole thing took me about 5-6 hours to complete, which was great compared to the 12 it would have taken me had I taken the whole dash out(not to mention the $400+ bucks it saved me). Hope it helps! -Patrick

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Carburetors
VW Rabbit
VW Scirocco
Chevy 350

What does a weber carburetor do on a volkswagen scirocco 1.8 more HP?

The original carburettor in the golf and scirocco was a pierburg. It was a complex and very well engineered device. When it worked it was very efficient and effective but sadly when it didn't, it was very inefficient. Because it was complex and difficult to maintain without special knowledge, most people opted for the webber conversion. The webber is not as efficient but it is simpler and easier to maintain. It will not give you more HP and it will burn more fuel than a well run pierburg but it is a lot more reliable if you don't know how to keep a pierburg.

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American Cars
Car Starting Problems
Spark Plugs and Wires
VW Rabbit

Will a bad freeze plug prevent car from starting?

A bad freeze plug will leak coolant and cause the engine to overheat.

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Timing and Firing Orders
Chevy S-10
VW Rabbit

What is the firing order for a 1984 VW Rabbit?

The firing order on a rabbit is 1-3-4-2 gas or diesel.

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American Cars
VW Rabbit
Statistics
Definitions

What does TDC mean?

if auto related it stands for top dead center and refers to the position of the crank in relation to the positon of the number one cylinder.

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VW Rabbit
Care of Rabbits
Rabbits and Hares

How do you time a VW Rabbit?

It depends on whether you have a newer model which uses the breakerless ignition, or the older versions which use points. This method is for the newer models. If you are lucky enough to have the newer model, connect your timing light per manufacturer's directions with the test lead clamped close to the #1 spark plug. Locate the timing hole in the transaxle - should be below the wide black plastic air-intake tube. Unscrew the plastic plug (counter clockwise) and stow it in a safe place. Disconnect and plug the vacuum advance hose going to the distributor. Start the engine (in Neutral, with the handbrakes on!). Once the car reaches normal operating temperature (fan should come on perhaps twice) point the timing light into the hole while squeezing the trigger. You will have to try to get the light just right so you can see both the fly wheel and a little pointer on the inside edge of the hole. The timing light pulses will show you whether the timing mark is lined up with the pointer. If it is lined up you are set. Otherwise you need to turn off the engine, then using a 13mm wrench, loosen the distributor clamp (at the base of the distributor), to where you can turn it with some effort. Start the engine and while shining the light into the hole, carefully turn the distributor while holding the base and not the cap, or you will probably have a shocking experience. While turning the distributor, you will want to make sure the timing mark (either a line, or a notch on the edge of the flywheel) is moving toward the pointer. Also, be careful to stay out of the way of the radiator fan, as it may come on without warning and scare the dickens out of you at best, or cut you up at worst. Once you get the marks lined up, carefully tighten the distributor clamp (13mm wrench), reattach the vacuum advance hose, replace the timing hole plug, and you are done. Note: Your engine idle speed must already be correct for this to be precise. You can use a dwell/tachometer to check your idle if you don't have a tach already. Idle speed should be on a sticker on the inside of the hood. Hope this helps

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Cable Television
Car Fuses and Wiring
VW Passat
VW Rabbit

How do you locate the fuse box on a 2001 Passat 4motion?

On the 2001 Passat, the fuses and relays are located on the driver-side of the dash right where the door touches it. It is behind a plastic panel which can be pulled off to access the fuses. Pull off panel and there is a guide to the fuses (fuse card) and a tool for pulling them out.

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Oil and Oil Filters
VW Jetta
VW Rabbit

Where is the oil filter located on a 2002 VW Jetta?

The oil filter is right in front, under the engine cover. it's a cartridge filter. You unscrew the black plastic top. Joe Fisher Teacher, K-8 Kalispell, MT

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BMW 7-Series
Chrysler Town and Country
VW Rabbit

How do you change the low beam bulb in a 2000 town and country?

Replace low beam on Chrysler T&C HELPHeadlight replacement is usually quite easy, but this one has me stumped. The high beam is a breeze, but the low beam replacement appears to require removal of the whole unit (which I doubt). So what am I doing wrong?

The lowbeam bulb replacement does require removal of the housing. There are 4 short bolts-one on top, and 3 on back (all 10mm socket) that need to be removed to pull the housing straight forward to access the lowbeam bulb. It is also helpful to remove the air filter compartment to access the 2 lower nuts on the headlight housing. Don't pull the housing out to quick as the lamp socket will still be attached to the headlight housing.

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Toyota T100
VW Cabriolet
VW Rabbit
How To

How to install the front seats in a 1982 VW Rabbit?

Under the front seats at the end of the slide track will be a single bolt that goes side to side preventing the seat from sliding back to far. take the cover off this, remove the bolt. remove the plastic trim pieces along the trans hump. then mearly slam the seat backtowards the back seat wich will cause the seat to come free of the tracks. lift out. reverse to install.

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VW Cabriolet
VW Golf GTI
VW Rabbit

How do you change the left hand gearbox mount on an 87 rabbit golf cabriolet?

If memory serves the '87 has a solid mount system that is a rubber unit that is molded inside a steel sleeve. Support the engine /tranny with a jack. Remove the chassis bolt that goes through the center of the mount and chassis ear lugs. Remove the bolts that hold the mount and it's adapter to the transmission. Use a hacksaw to cut a slot on the inside sleeve of the mount, just cut the sleeve not the mount adapter. When cut us a hammer to tap the mount out of the holder. Make sure you make a note of the proper orientation of the mount. Position a new mount insert on the adapter and use a 6-10 ton hydraulic press to drive the mount insert into the adapter. Don't try to use a hammer, you'll just bugger up the mount and have to redo it anyway. Installation is the reverse of removal. When done loosen all mount center bolts and start the engine so it will align properly. Shut it down and re-tighten the mounts.

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Oil and Oil Filters
VW Jetta
VW Rabbit

Where is the oil filter located on a 2001 VW Jetta gls vr6?

I don't know if the same applies to the VR6 but on the 1.8T you can find the oil filter by centering your self under the front of the car. Directly behind the radiator is the oil filter about midway up the car. Hoses can get in the way and block you from seeing it sometimes. Hope this helps.

My brother has a regular 2.0 jetta, and I got a jetta VR6. The location of the oil filter is different on the VR6 here is a link to find it.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1749962

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European Cars
VW Rabbit
Care of Rabbits
Rabbit Breeding & Reproduction

What are the causes of Diesel rabbit overheating?

Does the radiator cap hold the correct pressure?

Has the coolant been in the motor for a very long time?

Is there alot of scale buildup on the inside of the radiator?

Is the water and antifreeze mixture right?

Is the cars oil pressure good?

Is the thermostat stuck closed? Any of these will do it.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
VW Rabbit
Ford F-150

How do you replace a 1981 VW Rabbit ignition damaged in a theft attempt?

For all your Volkswagen needs go to:aussieveedubbers.com

The Parts Place (http://www.partsplaceinc.com) sells the part you need along with a new set of keys for $20. Look in their online catalog, its on the first page.

To replace it, you need to pry off the horn cover, and remove the steering wheel (requires a 24mm ratchet head). Unplug and unscrew the blinker and washer switches. The ignition switch is attached to the housing below that, the housing should come off the steering shaft with a good pull and you can remove the lock cylinder and/or ignition switch form there.

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