Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Contact breaker point check (Every 5000 miles (7500 km) or 6 months)
Routine maintenance and servicing / Contact breaker point check (Every 5000 miles (7500 km) or 6 months)


1 Disconnect the LT lead from the terminal block on the screening ring, then the earth strap spade connector on the distributor body (see illustration).

11.1 Disconnect LT lead (A) earth strap (B) and release securing clips (C)
11.1 Disconnect LT lead (A) earth strap (B) and release securing clips (C)

2 Release the two retaining clips and withdraw the distributor cap, complete with screen ring, from the distributor (see illustration).

11.2 Withdraw distributor cap and screen ring
11.2 Withdraw distributor cap and screen ring

3 Pull off the rotor arm and remove the dust cover (see illustration).

11.3 Pull off the rotor arm
11.3 Pull off the rotor arm

4 Using a screwdriver, prise open the points and inspect the condition of their faces (see illustration). If they are pitted and discoloured, remove them and dress them using emery tape or a grindstone whilst ensuring that their surfaces are flat and parallel. If the points are worn excessively, renew them. If the points are in good condition, then check their adjustment.

11.4 Contact breaker points viewed through window in bearing plate (arrowed)
11.4 Contact breaker points viewed through window in bearing plate (arrowed) - Ducellier


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