Question about 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
I have an 89 Cabriolet and the standard trans went out. I checked the wrecking yards and there are three different codes for the vehicle and their manuals do not indicate that they are interchangeable. I called a local VW mechanic and he said that it didn't matter as long as it is the same body style. I don't want to buy a wrecking yard trans with a different code (as this is all I could locate) and find that it doesn't work. Any helps would be greatly appreciated.
Your VW guy is right... the codes don't matter that much as long as the output flanges are the same size as your old one. Also make sure you are getting a five speed... there should be a green cover over the throwout bearing on the (driver's side) end. If not it's a four speed and you don't want that... Hope this helps ;-)
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Buying parts at a wreckyard requires some knowledge and trust, and do only put a gearbox with the same codes as in your car, because if you get one to a diesel (fits perfect) then you cant use the 4 and 5 gear because it would be overgeared and your motor underpowered tork wise. Thou is it possible to fit a gearbox from a 1,6 litre engined car to a 1,8 litre engine and vice-versa with no big difference but if you get a 2,0 litre one you have problems, or if the gearbox is from a GTI, because the axels is larger on thoose models.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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