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You will need a very large allen wrench (like 19mm or so) for the drain and fill plugs.
This is an uncommon size so if you do not want to invest in one just have a shop do it.
If you decide to go ahead, get GL-4 hydraulic oil and a pump. Remove fill plug first (to ensure you can before draining transmission!) on side of transmission, about mid-line.
Then remove drain plug (center bottom toward engine). Have catch pan ready.
Once it has all dripped out, replace drain plug and fill with pump through side plug until it starts to drip back out (car level).
Let it finish dripping out, replace plug and good to go!

Posted on Jan 12, 2015


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SOURCE: i cannot find the gearbox oil fillerr on my vw passat

noise could be anything from low oil to worn lay shaft bearings .its got to be either on the front of the box or on the fifth gear cover behind the wheelarch cover

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SOURCE: changing gears is getting difficult and even when

Check fluid levels first and also check where the shifter comes through the floor and attaches to the rod going to the tranny, make sure that pivot point is not rusted. There's a plastic to metal bushing underneath on the shifter points. If it's rusted, it makes it really hard to shift. If both check out fine, only then look at possible internal issue. (PS - some clicking is normal.)

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try to depress clutch pedal 2 times before shifting

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SOURCE: how to change gearbox oil for vw polo 1998 mk3

There should be a 17mm allen plug at the bottom of the transmission. The filler plug is the same size allen plug on the end of the transmission, visible thru the driver side wheel well.

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SOURCE: my 2000 vw passat 1.9 TDI manual grinding gears

as 2nd/3rd are the most used gears chances are the syncromesh on both these gears has gone,you need to strip g/box completly/or buy a recon box.

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How much and type of gear box oil do I have to use in my mk4 golf, 1.6 litre engine transmission( gearbox)

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VW has a specific blend of gear oil for that gearbox that you need to buy from VW dealer Parts department. If you cannot get it there, you can use a 75w-90 fully synthetic automotive gear oil .

The capacity is about 2.2 quarts (US) so ensure you buy enough.

If you are changing the gear oil yourself the vehicle must be level. Completely loosen or remove the fill plug first, to ensure you will be able to refill it ,before you remove the drain plug and drain the old oil out of the box. You will need a fluid pump in order to pump the new oil into the box and you keep adding the gear oil until it begins to run out the fill opening. It is full when it stops running out the fill opening so it is important the vehicle is level when you are doing this service.

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Is it a full auto box or auto with manual selection. Full auto has only 1,2,D,R. If its full auto take it to a regular tyre/exhaust place and ask them to help.
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The oil is special and expensive, and you must only use the oil from VW. If you havent changed the gearbox oil, get it done. Its much cheaper as a first step, compared to taking the gearbox apart to check for wear or damage.

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I have heard that the vw autos fitted to these vans have had there problems. Vw say that the ATF never needs changing and that it is sealed unit and cant be serviced.

That's just nonsense. Auto transmission fluid always needs to be changed. I would say, around every 15,000 miles at least, depending on the vehicle. Any car manufacturer which claims their transmission fluid never needs to be changed wants you to purchase a new transmission. Yes, VWs of late have had a lot of issues with their transmissions, but then again, they recently haven't made such claims about never having to change fluid.
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2001 v5 vw golf auto gearbox oil change


At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.


The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).


The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) checking:
1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied.
1.4. Engine idling.
1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF.
1.6. ATF temperature must not exceed 104 Fahrenheit degree (40 Celsius degree) at start of test.
1.7. Automatic gearbox oil capacity: 2,5 liter. Only ATF with VW designation may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives.
1.8. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: VW G 052 990 A2
1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling.
2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals.

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I'm told that my 2007 EOS needs a very expensive change of transmission fluid (I have the tiptronic transmission) for "routine maintenance" at 45,000 miles. What is the liklihood that I will have problems...

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