Question about 2002 Volkswagen Passat
SOURCE: 1982 rabbit shift linkage
There is a plastic ball that is in the shift linkage that also wears and is usually not included in the shift linkage bushing kit. It is attached to a metal piece and is bolted to the shift linkage. This is generally the problem if you already replaced the bushings.
Sometimes the linkage is out of adjustment but I would make sure that the ball is not worn first. They generally cost $5.00 - $8.00 or so.
If you need to adjust the linkage you can try the following, but if the bushings or the ball is worn adjustment will not do any good.
There is an adjustment on the shift rod that goes from the shifter to the transmission. It is a rod slipped into a tube with a locking collar or clamp.
The way that I do this is to make sure that your vehicle is in 1st gear and then loosen the bolt on the clamp.
Make sure that the clamp is loose enough so that the shaft can slip in the tube. Put the shifter in the 1st gear position and then tighten the clamp.
You may need to fiddle with this a little to get it in just the right spot.
This is much easier if you have an assistant.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
when you are looking at the engine pull off the plastic cover on top then the front cover that covers you timing belt there is a wire harness tha goes right to it in the left upper coner two ten mil bolts and it comes off careful not to drop bolts down in belt that could be bad. it is that easy
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
need to know if a 1995 jetta vr6 automatic transmission has to be set by a computer when re installing. also do you need a computer when adding trans fluid. what type of trans fluid do i put in an automatic jetta vr6 trans.
This trans slips and does not go int gear. It goes forward in all gears including when in neutral and reverse.
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
the box has to come out im afraid,but do not replace the gear,just the baulk ring,as a matter of interest we used to take out the whole engine/ transmision as a unit (easier to work with on a stand.)
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
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