Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.3, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI G60 Syncro, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 Syncro, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 i Cat, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI Cat, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI 16V, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI 16V, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI G60, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.3 Cat, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8, VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 i Cat Syncro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change distributor rotor VW GOLF 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Distributor Rotor for GOLF II (19E, 1G1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. Tools you might need:
Electronic spray
Crow bar
Fender cover
Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Thoroughly inspect the ignition distributor assembly. Replace any worn parts.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 2 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Distributor Rotor on VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1983 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI 1984 Distributor Rotor - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
    VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 1985 Distributor Rotor replacement: free workshop manuals
    Make marks on the distributor cap to indicate the installation order of the spark plug wires.
  4. Step 4
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    Disconnect the spark plug wires from the distributor cap.
    Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Be careful to avoid damaging spark plug wires.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW GOLF 1.6 1987 Distributor Rotor - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Release the distributor cap clips. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Distributor Rotor on VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1988: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the distributor cap.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Distributor Rotor replacement on VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 TD 1989 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the ignition distributor rotor.
    Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. Professionals recommend:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  8. Step 8
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    Install a new ignition distributor rotor.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. Do not use excessive force during installation. This may damage the part.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Distributor Rotor on VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1991 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Install the distributor cap.
    Replacement: distributor rotor – VW Golf 2. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    When installing, do not use excessive force to avoid damage to the part.
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