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    1. Member topduko19's Avatar
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      04-06-2005 12:24 PM #1
      After all these problems I decided that I'd start the guide so that no one will ever go through what I did...
      (notice, the tranny is out of the car so don't do that )
      Well, the main problem for me what that the starter would grab for a millisecond and then spin but the starter was stiil good so I finally found out it was the bushing( through vortex of course)...
      First I had to go the VW dealer to get the bushing...
      there are a couple of types so your going to have to figure out which one by your engine code...
      here's the one I needed...


      as you can tell it has already started eating up some of the starter hole...

      put it in but don't worry it won't go anywhere once you put the starter...
      Don't put anything in the hole becuse your starter won't fit
      ( TRUST ME I KNOW)

      finally installed and ready to go..
      hopefully I've gone through eveything so that no one will have to go through 2 of these...
      I hope that this helps someone in the future...
      jAMES


      Modified by topduko19 at 12:25 PM 4-6-2005

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      04-06-2005 02:50 PM #2
      Well done James!!!!!! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Your first one!
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    3. 04-06-2005 08:30 PM #3
      My problem was getting it OUT, not getting it in.
      Someone posted a trick about putting some grease in the bushing, and then pushing a tight fitting socket into the center of it. The grease would supposedly force the bushing out under the pressure.
      Don't know if it works... I just left the one I had when I replaced my starter. Saw the post the next morning!
      Nice photos.

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      04-06-2005 09:29 PM #4
      Would the correct bushing depend on the engine code or the tranny code? doesn't it actually fit in the tranny? I could easily be wrong on this one.
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      04-06-2005 11:34 PM #5
      That's what I thought but they still need the engine code in order to find out the starter bushing...
      and as for the starter bushing removal I got these Lock-Ring Pliers from Sears which really helped out in removing the old bushing...
      I'll post a pic of the tool tomorrow...

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      04-07-2005 10:42 AM #6
      here it is...


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