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      Ok. Here is the fix. The button hits a lever and...

      Ok. Here is the fix.
      The button hits a lever and wears out after time.
      Pull the lock mech and remove the "S" shaped wire.

      Clean and lube the lock mech and put a slight bend in the "S". This...
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      I got the trunk opened. With the hatch up, slid...

      I got the trunk opened. With the hatch up, slid the hatch lock to the closed position. Pressing the button doe snot get it to flip open...
      Had to do it with a screwdriver...
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      Rear hatch release

      I press the button and its not opening the hatch. Any one got a fix?

      Could something be bent or worn?
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      Jim, I know the kits well, I replaced 90% when I...

      Jim, I know the kits well, I replaced 90% when I bought the car years ago, but this sloppyness is new...
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      Linkages are ALMOST new... But the side to side...

      Linkages are ALMOST new... But the side to side is really sloppy....
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      Loose shifter...

      The shifter has a lot of movement left to right.
      The ball seems ok, could the shifter rod have shed the plastic under the car?

      Is there a replacement shift rod?

      TIA!
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      Removed the right AND the left mirror. No...

      Removed the right AND the left mirror.
      No mirrors at all actually, but 2 hires cameras and 4" monitors...

      My goal? 60 mpg or better....


      And Hello back Tony!
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      Tired of performance. Looking for economy! ...

      Tired of performance. Looking for economy!

      (See what I did there hehehehe)

      Tires for another project actually :)
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      Tire question

      What is the narrowest tire that will fit on a Snowflake rim?
      Tirerack is saying 195......

      Any ideas?
    10. Crap. We opened the end of the transaxle and...

      Crap.
      We opened the end of the transaxle and found a hub spring had come loose. It fits in a similar way to the ring clip on the clutch.
      Also the shifter arm which has 2 tabs to shift the ring gear...
    11. Parts took longer than they said. HOPEFULLY I'll...

      Parts took longer than they said. HOPEFULLY I'll have them tomorrow...
    12. $80 for the synchro, $40 for the needle...

      $80 for the synchro, $40 for the needle bearing...
      Order by noon today and I can have it tomorrow....

      Guess what I am doing this weekend?
    13. I know with the O2O you can remove the cover at...

      I know with the O2O you can remove the cover at the DS to access the 5th gear. Can this be done with the O2J?
      Any one know of a video that shows the job?
    14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheTKD03hmo I...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheTKD03hmo

      I adjusted the shifter according to the video and went for a drive.
      It definitely feels like its being "pushed" out of the 5th gate after releasing the...
    15. %th gear popping out. 2000 turbo Beetle.

      My daughter and I just returned from a 2100 mile driving holiday in a 2000 Turbo Beetle. Ran perfectly the whole time.
      But now 5th gear is popping out and will grind if held in place.


      I changed...
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      Sigh. $29.00 in oil and its still doing it. Off...

      Sigh. $29.00 in oil and its still doing it. Off to the transmission section for me.
      Thanks!
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      5th gear problem

      My daughter and I just returned from a 2100 mile driving holiday in a 2000 Turbo Beetle. Ran perfectly the whole time.
      But now 5th gear is popping out and will grind if held in place.

      All fluids...
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      Have safe trips every one. Damn it feels weird...

      Have safe trips every one.
      Damn it feels weird to be at work when I should be well past Rochester.......

      This is my FIRST missed Cincy :(
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      Starting the swap, I was going to drop the PS...

      Starting the swap, I was going to drop the PS axle on the 81. That when the wheel bearing decided to self destruct.
      Replaced, 2 hours later (I HATE that inner circlip...) and off for a test drive....
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      Slaps forehead.... Roll the 88 in and pull a...

      Slaps forehead....

      Roll the 88 in and pull a good axle. Replace with the one in the garage.
      Roll it out and pull in the 81...

      Pull the bad axle and replace with the one from the 88...

      That...
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