Volkswagen Beetle CLUTCH & CLUTCH PARTS

See also "TRANSMISSION PARTS" listed separately.

Replacing the "guts" of the clutch system (pressure plate, disc and throw out bearing) is a job for the serious owner and restorer. This clutch work requires removal of the engine and may also encompass flywheel work besides the clutch guts. There are good written instructions in the "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" masterpiece and visual/oral directions in the Bug Me DVD. These are shown under "literature" and "Instructions" on this page.

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Complete Clutch Kits

Complete Clutch Kits

180mm Clutch Kit with Center Pad
VW Beetle 1946-66
VW Bus 1950-63
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-66
VW Type 3 1962-63

180mm Diaphram Type Cover Spring Center Disc Sprung.
Fits all 1200cc single port engines and 1300cc engines

VW Beetle
$149.95
Part #: KF 182 02
180mm Clutch Kit

This clutch kit Includes 180mm pressure plate, disc, throw-out bearing with clips and clutch alignment tool

 

VW Beetle 50-66
VW Karmann ghia 56-66
VW Bus 50-64
VW Type 3 62-63

VW Beetle
$124.95
Part #: 211-141-025DK
200mm Clutch Kit

Includes: 200mm pressure plate; disc; throw-out bearing with clips and clutch alignment tool

VW Beetle 67-70
VW Karmann Ghia 67-70
VW Bus 62-70
VW Type 3 64-70

VW Beetle
$124.95
Part #: 311-141-025EK
200mm Clutch Kit

Includes: 200mm pressure plate; disc; throw-out bearing with clips and clutch alignment tool.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79
VW Karmann Ghia 71-74
VW Bus 1971
VW Type 3 71-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$149.95
Part #: 311-141-025CK


Clutch Operating Shafts

Clutch Operating Shafts

Clutch, Operating Shaft

1973-79 VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Type 3, Thing

VW Beetle
$19.95
Part #: 113-141-701F
Clutch, Operating Shaft

VW Beetle 61-70
VW Bus 61-67
Type-3 62-70
VW Karmann Ghia 61-70

Use with the 111-141-165A Throwout Bearing.

VW Beetle
$14.95
Part #: 113-141-701C
Clutch, Operating Shaft

VW Beetle 71-72 to vin#1x2 2070 812
VW Type 3 71-72 to vin# 3x2 2006 542
VW Karmann Ghia 71-72 to vin# 1x2 2070 812

VW Beetle
$11.95
Part #: 113-141-701E


Boots

Boots

Boot for Clutch Cable
at Transmission

Also: Boot for Emergency Brake Cable at Chassis for Bus

Clutch Boot For:
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 50-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 50-79  Two required
VW Thing 73-74
VW Type 3 62-67

Emergency Brake Cable For:
VW Bus 60-79  From vin#614456

The clutch cable boot  holds and seals the guide tube
for the clutch and accelerator cables. Increases the life
expectancy of the cables. Similar function for brake cable.

 

VW Beetle
$1.89
Part #: 211-365A
Boot for Clutch Cable
Seals Cable at Chassis
on Type 3 Seals at Transmission

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79  From vin# 1112317005
VW Karmann Ghia 71-74  From vin#1412317005
VW Bus 68-79
VW Thing 73-74
VW Type 3 68-73

The clutch cable boot  holds and seals the guide tube for the clutch and accelerator
cables. Increases the life expectancy of the cables.

VW Beetle
$11.95
Part #: 311-363


Clutch Pedal Cross Shafts

Clutch Pedal Cross Shafts

Clutch Pedal Cross Shaft

VW Beetle 58-mid64  Up to vin#6465662
VW Karmann Ghia 58-mid64  
Up to vin#6465662
VW Type 3 62-63

Depressing the clutch pedal moves this shaft and tensions the clutch cable. This acts
to move the cross shaft and pull on the clutch cable. The operation, maintenance, and
overhaul procedures are fully described in out "Bug-Me" dvd.
 

VW Beetle
$8.95
Part #: 113-721-305A
Clutch Pedal Cross Shaft

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle mid64-mid72
From vin#6465663 to vin#1122076466

VW Karmann Ghia mid 64-mid72
From vin#6465663 to vin#1422076466

VW Type 3 mid63-mid72
From vin#466067 to vin#3122007890

Depressing the clutch pedal moves this shaft and tensions the clutch cable. This acts
to move the cross shaft and pull on the clutch cable. The operation, maintenance, and
overhaul procedures are fully described in out "Bug-Me" dvd.

VW Beetle
$8.95
Part #: 113-721-305B
Clutch Pedal Cross Shaft

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle mid72-79  From vin#1122076467
VW Karmann Ghia mid 72-74  From vin# 1422076467
VW Type 3 mid72-73  
From vin#3122007891
VW Thing 73-74

Depressing the clutch pedal moves this shaft and tensions the clutch cable. This acts
to move the cross shaft and pull on the clutch cable. The operation, maintenance, and
overhaul procedures are fully described in out "Bug-Me" dvd.
 

VW Beetle
$9.95
Part #: 111-721-305C


Clutch Cables

Clutch Cables

Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Clutch Cable
2250mm (88.58 inches)
Please check length to be sure.

VW Beetle 1961
VW Karmann Ghia 1961

VW Beetle
$9.95
Part #: 111-721-335A
Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Clutch Cable, 89" 2260mm
Please check length to be sure.

VW Beetle mid 1963 to 71
VW Karmann Ghia mid 1963-71
VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 113-721-335A
Volkswagen Beetle, Super Beetle and Karmann Ghia Clutch Cable.
89.29" 2268mm
Check length to be sure.

VW Beetle 1945-1960 and VW Super Beetle 1974-1979
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-1960 and 1974

VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 111-721-335E
Volkswagen Beetle, Super Beetle and Karmann Ghia Clutch Cable.
89.8" 2281 mm
Check length to be sure.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 1972 to mid 74
VW Karmann Ghia 72-mid 74

VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 111-721-335C


Bearings

Bearings

Clutch Release ("Throwout") Bearing

VW Beetle 46-70
VW Bus 50-70
VW Karmann Ghia 56-70
VW Type 3: VW Squareback, VW Notchback and VW Fastback 62-70

VW Beetle
$13.95
Part #: 111-141-165A
Clutch Release ("Throwout") Bearing
OEM, Sachs

VW Beetle 46-70
VW Bus 50-70
VW Karmann Ghia 56-70
VW Type 3 62-70

VW Beetle
$35.95
Part #: 111-141-165A-OE
Clutch Release ("Throwout")Bearing

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79
VW Bus 71-79
VW Karmann Ghia 71-74
VW Type 3 71-73
VW Vanagon 1980-91
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$13.95
Part #: 113-141-165B
Clutch Release ("Throwout")Bearing
OEM Germany by Sachs

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79
VW Bus 71-79
VW Karmann Ghia 71-74
VW Type 3 71-73
VW Vanagon 1980-91
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$30.95
Part #: 113-141-165B-GR
Transmission Input Shaft Pilot Bearing (In Gland Nut)

When installed on 1200-1600cc engines, this part is inside the gland nut. On T4 engines it's in the flywheel/crank. This centers the input shaft on the transmission. Noise when clutch depressed is the clue that tells you it's bad. This part is ONLY used on standard transmission engines.

If you have a Type 1 and are ordering a gland nut, you do NOT need to order this, as replacement gland nuts come with a pilot bearing already installed.

VW Beetle
$8.95
Part #: 111-105-313A


Hardware

Hardware

Adjusting Wing Nut for Clutch Cable
Back at the transmission.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 46-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 50-79
VW Type 3 62-74
VW Thing 73-73

Note: This is a 7mm wing nut.
To avoid seizing on the clutch cable adjust periodically.

VW Beetle
$3.79
Part #: 131-721-349
10 mm Stainless Steel Lock Washer
for Bus Seat Nut and Cable Lever Nut

VW Bus and all VW Clutch Lever to Pedal

VW Beetle
$0.25
Part #: N120112
Bushing Kit for Clutch Operating Shaft (Fork)

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 61-72  Up to vin#1122070812
VW Karmann Ghia 61-72  Up to Vin# 1422070812
VW Bus 59-67  Beginning Vin# 469506
VW Type 3 62-9/71  Up to vin# 312 2006 452

VW Beetle
$12.95
Part #: 113-198-026
Bushing Kit for Clutch Operating Shaft (Fork)

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 73-79  From Vin#1122070813
VW Karmann Ghia 72-74  From Vin# 1422070813
VW Bus 68-75
VW Type 3 9/71-73  Beginning vin# 312 2006 453

VW Beetle
$13.95
Part #: 113-198-026A
Bushing Kit for throw out shaft replacement. EMPI

1973-1977 Standard Beetles
1973-1979 Super Beetles
1973-74 Karmann Ghias
1976-1979 VW Bus
1973 Type 3
1973-74 VW Thing

Use this kit when replacing a broken or worn out cross shaft
with a 20mm, heavy duty cross shaft. (23mm O.D., 20mm I.D.)

VW Beetle
$17.95
Part #: 18-1053
Clutch Alignment Tool
Centers Disc When Plate Installed
Enables Smooth Transmission Shaft Install
For Standard Transmission VWs
VW Beetle
$3.95
Part #: 7016-B
Clutch installation kit.
6 high grade(10.9)  bolts/washers, and pilot tool

All VW air cooled systems.

VW Beetle
$10.95
Part #: 32-1204
Replacement Clutch Clutch Bolt Set.
6 high grade(10.9) bolts/washers

All VW air cooled systems.

VW Beetle
$7.95
Part #: B409020
Clutch Cable Tube Bracket

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 72-79
VW Karmann Ghia 72-74
VW Type 3 72-73

VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 113-301-165A
Clutch Lever

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 65-72
VW Bus 65-75
VW Karmann Ghia 65-72
VW Type 3 65-72

VW Beetle
$9.95
Part #: 131-141-719
Guide Sleeve for Clutch Release (Throwout) Bearing

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79
VW Karmann Ghia 71-74
VW Bus 71-79
VW Type 3 71-73

VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 113-141-181B
Pin in Clutch Pedal Shaft

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 46-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Type 3 62-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$1.50
Part #: N128341
Spring for Clutch Operating Fork (Shaft)
(Return Spring)

VW Beetle 61-mid72   To Vin#1122070812
VW Karmann Ghia 61-mid72  To Vin#1422070812
VW Bus mid59-75   From vin# 469506
VW Type 3 62-mid72  To vin# 3122016037

VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 113-141-723
Throwout Bearing Clips, Pair

VW Beetle 46-70
VW Karmann Ghia 56-70
VW Bus 50-70
VW Type 3 62-70

VW Beetle
$1.65
Part #: 111-411-177
Washer to adjust clutch cable
or for engine case studs
12.2mm id x 22mm od x 3mm

Use 6 washers for following case studs:
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 59-79
VW Bus 59-71
VW Karmann Ghia 59-74
VW Type 3 62-73
VW Thing 73-74

Use 1 on clutch cable sleeve for:
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 46-79
VW Bus 50-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Type 3 62-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$0.22
Part #: 043-101-129
Wrench to Turn Wing Nut Clutch Adjuster

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 46-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 50-79
VW Type 3 62-74
VW Thing 73-73

VW Beetle
$10.95
Part #: 7059
10mm Stainless Nut for Bolt N161372 in Bus Seat
One Nut   and
Clutch Cable Lever to Pedal Nue

VW Bus 50-79

VW Beetle
$0.35
Part #: N110102
Clutch Cable Bowden Tube (Sleeve)
Protects clutch cable from grinding damage.

VW Beetle 46-71 and 1974
VW Super Beetle 1971 and 1974
VW Karmann Ghia 56-71 and 1974
VW Bus 50-67
VW Type 3 62-73

Note: 1974 cars from vin# ending 2398011 up to vin# ending 2663259cl

 

VW Beetle
$7.95
Part #: 311-721-361
Clutch Cable Bowden Tube
Protects clutch cable from grinding damage.

 

  • 1972-74.5 VW Beetle
  • 1972-74.5 VW Karmann Ghia
  • 1968-79 VW Bus
VW Beetle
$7.95
Part #: 211-721-361D
Clutch Cable Bracket
(Bowden Tube Bracket)

VW Beetle 53-60
VW Karmann Ghia 56-60
VW Bus 53-59

These clutch cable brackets install on swing axle transmissions.

VW Beetle
$10.95
Part #: 16-9904


Clutch Discs

Clutch Discs

Clutch Disc, 180mm, Spring Type

VW Beetle 50-66
VW Karmann Ghia 56-66
VW Bus 50-62
VW Type 3 1962

VW Beetle
$92.95
Part #: 111-141-031F
Clutch Disc, 200mm, Rigid

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 67-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1967-74
VW Bus 65-71
VW Type-3 67-74
VW Thing 1973-74

VW Beetle
$41.95
Part #: 311-141-031B
EMPI clutch disc. 200mm.
Special spring steel clutch disc
EMPI promises smoother engagement.

VW Beetle & VW Super Beetle 1967-79
VW Bus 1962-65 with 1500cc enginers
VW Bus 1066-71
VW Type 3 1962-73
VW Thing 1973-74

VW Beetle
$27.95
Part #: 4085
Clutch Disc, 180mm, Rigid

VW Beetle 46-66
VW Karmann Ghia 56-66
VW Bus 50-62
VW Type 3 1962

VW Beetle
$21.95
Part #: 111-141-031EK
Clutch Disc, 200mm, Spring Type, from Brazil

Note: The Brazilian clutch discs do not perform as
well as the German in certain situations, such as
off road or other demanding transmission situations.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 67-79
VW Karmann Ghia 67-74
VW Bus 62-71
VW Type 3 63-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$51.95
Part #: 311-141-031D
Clutch Disc, 200mm, Spring Type, from Germany

Note: The Brazilian clutch discs do not perform as
well as the German in certain situations, such as
off road or other demanding transmission situations.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 67-79
VW Karmann Ghia 67-74
VW Bus 62-71
VW Type 3 63-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$93.95
Part #: 311-141-031d-GR


Clutch Pressure Plates

Clutch Pressure Plates

Clutch Pressure (Cover) Plate, 180mm

VW Beetle 1946-66
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-66
VW Bus 1950-62
VW Type-3 1962

VW Beetle
$62.95
Part #: 211-141-025D
Clutch Pressure (Cover) Plate, 200mm

VW Beetle 1967-70
VW Karmann Ghia 1967-70
VW Bus 1962-70
VW Type-3 63-70

VW Beetle
$62.95
Part #: 311-141-025E
Clutch Pressure (Cover) Plate, 200mm

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 71-79
VW Karmann Ghia 71-74
VW Bus 1971
VW Type-3 71-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$62.95
Part #: 311-141-025C


Rubber Parts

Rubber Parts

Boot for Clutch or Accelerator Cable
Seals Cable at Chassis

VW Beetle 58-71
VW Super Beetle 1971
VW Karmann Ghia 58-71
VW Thing 73-74
VW Type 3 61-74

1958 Beetles and Ghias beginning vin# 1862188
1971 Beetles and Ghias up to vin# 1_1 2317004

VW Beetle
$8.95
Part #: 113-293D


Literature

Literature

How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, 476 Pages

This classic automotive manual helps dedicated VW owners
fight the war against rust, body rot, and engine failure
to keep their prized cars alive.
Advice and techniques for for Bugs, Karmann Ghias, the VW Bus
and all air-cooled engines.

Wonderful tuneup instructions and advice as well as more advanced work. A real "masterpiece."

VW Beetle
$30.95
Part #: 11-0990


Instructions

Instructions

Bug Me Dvd: Volume 1, General Maintenance. 1 Hour of easy to follow instruction, Including:

Valve & Clutch Adjustment, Fan Belt Replacement & Adjustment, Spark Plugs, Distributor, Carburetor Maintenance, and Much Much More!

VW Beetle

   More About Volume 1
$27.95
Part #: Volume 1
Bug Me Dvd: Volume 2, Pull Motor & Clutch Service, 1 Hour of Easy to Follow Instruction, Including:

Pull Motor & Replace: Clutch, Release Bearing, Crank Seal, Rear Mounts & Clutch Cable

VW Beetle

   More About Volume 2
$25.95
Part #: Volume 2
How To Remove and Install Clutch Cable.
Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions.
Includes Adjustment of Pedal Play.
Applies to all VWs
VW Beetle
$4.50
Part #: INSTR-BEETLECLUTCH


Seals

Seals

Transmission Main Shaft Seal
For Gearbox Input Shaft

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 50-79
VW Bus 50-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Type 3 62-73

VW Beetle
$2.95
Part #: 113-311-113A


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