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1992 WV jetta, replaced gearbox and clutch plate, now it won't release. clutch push rod is all the way in. Pressure plate is not that old and looks ok

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  • creativhms Apr 28, 2010

    92 VW jettas don't have hydraulics, its a cable operated push rod.
    VW pressure plates apparantly are prone to collapse and that looks like what is going on. The gearbox in general is prone to many failures especially the reverse gear breaking teeth. The old box had several chipped or broken teeth as well as worn out bearings in only 134 thousand.

  • creativhms Apr 30, 2010

    Please do not post a solution if you don't know the vehicle. VW's use cable clutches and it is very hard to trap air in a cable.

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    Did you bleed the hydraulics? If you have air in the system it won't get better unless all the air is removed from the line.

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Seems like that should be more reliable . . . Good luck-

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