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I have been asking questions about my shifting problem on my 87 VW Cabroilet and I have yet to see a reply. Here is my problem again; 87 VW Cab manual trans. Problem going into first gear, no problem going through other gears.

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  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    get me another expert.

  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    It all sounds very logical and it be absolutely clear if I could see it displayed in component parts breakdown but he information provided is sufficient to guide me to a solution of my problem.

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When you have trouble getting into gears, it can be a clutch problem:

CHECKING TOTAL CLUTCH PEDAL TRAVEL Prior to free-play adjustment, check total pedal travel as follows:

  1. Hook a tape measure to the top of the clutch pedal. Measure distance between the top of the pedal and the centerline of the steering wheel.
  2. Depress the pedal and measure the total distance again. If the difference between the measurements exceeds 4.7 in. (119mm), the floor covering may be interfering with pedal travel.
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PEDAL FREE-PLAY Clutch pedal free-play should be 0.59 in. (15mm) for all Dashers and pre-1979 Rabbits and Sciroccos. On 1979 and later models, there should be 0.85–0.98 in. (21.5–25mm) of free-play. Clutch pedal free-play is the distance the pedal can be depressed before the linkage starts to act on the throwout bearing. Clutch free-play insures that the clutch plate is fully engaged and not slipping. Clutches with no or insufficient free-play often wear out quickly and give marginal power performance.
  1. Adjust the clutch pedal free-play by loosening or tightening the two nuts (or locknut and threaded sleeve) on the cable near the oil filter on Fox, Dasher and Quantum. On the Rabbit, Jetta, GTI, Scirocco and Cabriolet, it is on the left side at the front of the transaxle. Fig. 1: Clutch pedal free-play checking/adjusting I have been asking questions - 86637026.gif
    NOTE: Correct free-play cannot be measured correctly if the floor covering interferes with clutch pedal travel.
  2. Loosen the locknut and loosen or tighten the adjusting nut or sleeve until desired play is present. Depress the clutch pedal several times and recheck free-play. Readjust if necessary. Tighten locknut.
  3. On late models, VW recommends that a special tool (US5043) be used to determine proper adjustment. The procedure for adjustment is as follows:
    1. Depress the clutch pedal several times.
    2. Loosen the locknut and insert the tool.
    3. Adjust the sleeve until zero clearance between sleeve and tool is reached. Tighten locknut.
    4. Remove tool and depress clutch pedal at least five times. Check free-play at the clutch pedal.
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    Duane Wong Jul 30, 2010

    1977 and Later Rabbit and Scirocco; 1980–84 Jetta; 1985–89 Cabriolet
    NOTE: This category also includes some late 1976 models. It covers Rabbits from chassis no. 176 3 000 001, Sciroccos from chassis no. 536 2 000 001, all 1980–84 Jettas, and all 1985–89 Cabriolets.


    1. Align the holes of the lever housing plate with the holes of the lever bearing plate. With the shifter in neutral.
    2. Loosen the shift rod clamp so that the selector lever moves easily on the shift rod. On 4-speed transaxles, pull the boot off the lever housing under the car and push it out of the way. It may be necessary to loosen the screws in the coverplate to free the boot.
    3. Check that the shift finger (the rubber covered protrusion at the bottom of the shifter) is in the center of the stopping plate.





      Fig. 6: The shift finger (1) must be in the center of the stopping gate (2)




    4. Adjust the shift rod end so that (A) is 0.80 in. (20mm) for 4-speed transaxles, or 21/32 in. (15mm) for 5-speed transaxles. Tighten the shift rod clamp and check the shifter operation.





      Fig. 7: Adjusting the shift rod end



    1985–89 Golf and Jetta

    1. Place the shifter lever into the Neutral position.
    2. Under the vehicle, loosen the clamp on the shifter rod.
      NOTE: The shifter lever MUST move freely on the shifter rod.


    3. Remove the shifter knob and the boot.
    4. Position the gauge alignment tool VW 3104 on the shifting mechanism (lock it in place).
    5. Place the transaxle selector lever in the Neutral position.
    6. Align the shift rod with the selector lever and torque the clamp to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
      NOTE: The shifter linkage MUST NOT be under load during the adjustment.


    7. Reverse the removal procedures. Check the shifting of the gears.


  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 30, 2010

    DRIVE TRAIN
    MANUAL TRANSAXLE
    Understanding the Manual Transaxle
    Because of the way an internal combustion engine breathes, it can produce torque, or twisting force, only within a narrow speed range. Most modern, overhead valve pushrod engines must turn at about 2500 rpm to produce their peak torque. By 4500 rpm they are producing so little torque that continued increases in engine speed produce no power increases. The torque peak on overhead camshaft engines is generally much higher, but much narrower.
    The manual transaxle and clutch are employed to vary the relationship between engine speed and the speed of the wheels so that adequate engine power can be produced under all circumstances. The clutch allows engine torque to be applied to the transaxle input shaft gradually, due to mechanical slippage. Consequently, the vehicle may be started smoothly from a full stop. The transaxle changes the ratio between the rotating speeds of the engine and the wheels by the use of gears. The gear ratios allow full engine power to be applied to the wheels during acceleration at low speeds and at highway/passing speeds.
    In a front wheel drive transaxle, power is usually transmitted from the input shaft to a mainshaft or output shaft located slightly beneath and to the side of the input shaft. The gears of the mainshaft mesh with gears on the input shaft, allowing power to be carried from one to the other. All forward gears are in constant mesh and are free from rotating with the shaft unless the synchronizer and clutch is engaged. Shifting from one gear to the next causes one of the gears to be freed from rotating with the shaft and locks another to it. Gears are locked and unlocked by internal dog clutches which slide between the center of the gear and the shaft. The forward gears employ synchronizers; friction members which smoothly bring gear and shaft to the same speed before the toothed dog clutches are engaged.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 30, 2010

    One might note that in a manual transmission with the rings around the gear wearing out, that shifting will be difficult to get into 1st gear from other gears while moving.



    But, I think that the linkage between the shifter and the manual transmission is important to have it measure up.



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It can be two things causing this to happen

(1) Lor fluid in the slave cylinder for the clutch
It can be leaking out or just low
If leaking it needs to be replaced
If the pedal goes to the floor or close to it, it does need fluid

(2) The transmission has what you call a cluster gear. The cluster gear holds all forward and the reverse gear. These gears slides back and forth by a lever which is run by the shift lever. The lever inside the trans has pads which provides a smooth shift. When the pads wear down the lever will not complete the shift.

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