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Im a female who would like to remove my old transmsion(5speed 2.0)from my 98 jetta . and replace it with one i got off another car. i would like a walk threw of this process please

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By far your best bet is to get a chiltion repare manual for that year and model can be found on e-bay. Even if you have to buy one will help on resale value of you car(personaly I think they are the best) it will take you step through how to do this then if you have questions you can call your local v/dealer and maybe talk to mechanic it should list the tools you will need and any specitly tools such as trans jack to get it out and spline aliging toos to align the splines wit the clutch and how to replace the clutch wich you should do with it down that far and you need to have the presure plat checked for warping amd maybe resurfased I am afraid this is not just a replacing one part for another. I hope you have some mechanical background or at least a good friend to give advise. You need a hard surface such as a concreat slabfor the jack to rool on. I have done them w/o jack but it is verry verry dangerious. you will also have to block the frame up 10+ inches to get clerance for the trans to come out. As I said thes is a hole lot more than changing oil or spark plugs. What you mneed idealy is a well equiped shop with phnumatic tools and many difrent types of wrenches and good parts washer to clean everything up
You will need good drop lights so you can see under there and know there will always be a bell housing or some other bolt you don't think you can get to rember these things are put togather then mor or less the car is built arround them. A good rule is to find the hardest bolt to get to and take it out first the reasion being is the other bolts will hold the part in place and make that one easer to get out and just the oppeset when instaling start with the easy one then get all bolts started then tightn down and you might run the hardest one in with fingers and just tighten with wrench
You are oing to neet tork wrenches when you replace the cluch ( you shold do this now becuse to do it later means taking the trans back out. ( at least have a expert look at the clutch disks )
like I said this is no small mater if you like e-mail me a [email protected] and I can go through more like what is wrong with your tran now and so please put trans in subject line
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Pat

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See my Tips and Tricks for removing a manual transmission from a 86-92 Jetta. It's about the same except there is some additional stuff to disconnect from the starter and the speedometer has a sensor to unplug instead of a cable.

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