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    Thread: Volkswagen Tool # 3104

    1. 01-04-2007 03:14 PM #1
      To align the shifter after replacing bushing, where can I get one aside from the local dealer?


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    3. 01-04-2007 03:17 PM #3
      This is what I'm looking for:


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      01-04-2007 03:21 PM #4
      Use an old cassette tape. Or just have someone hold the shifter in the middle of the opening while you tighten the clamp. I've done it on several A2's without the tool and it's been fine.

    5. 01-04-2007 03:28 PM #5
      I beleive someone posted a picture of an actual size stencil you print off your computer then cut it out of steel or aluminum.
      anyone chime in on that?

    6. 01-04-2007 03:40 PM #6
      Bump for the printable stencil..!! LOL

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      01-04-2007 03:40 PM #7
      Techtonics Tuning has them for $12

      http://techtonicstuning.com/


    8. 01-04-2007 03:43 PM #8
      i remember seeing a picture where someone used the bentley as a shifter align tool.


    9. 01-04-2007 03:47 PM #9
      if someone has the printout i can plasma cut them out in my welding class for a couple dollars

    10. 01-04-2007 03:53 PM #10
      yes....thats what we need...Mass production for cheap.

    11. 01-04-2007 04:13 PM #11
      Ef, I have that pic somewhere...

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      01-04-2007 04:21 PM #12
      A cassette gets the job done, but the real deal is so much nicer. The paper deal is the suck because the paper can move after you put it into place. I thought about getting one and making it out of plexiglass. Now that would be cool... It's well worth the $15 or so to have one - I've used mine about 10 times in the last year to fiddle around with my shifter alignment.

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      01-04-2007 04:22 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by vwtoys »
      Use an old cassette tape. Or just have someone hold the shifter in the middle of the opening while you tighten the clamp. I've done it on several A2's without the tool and it's been fine.

      This method works great! Just put the tape in a ziplock, set it in there open side up, and have someone hold the shifter.

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    14. 01-04-2007 05:30 PM #14
      Who's got one for sale?

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      01-04-2007 05:32 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by GXL »
      Who's got one for sale?

      Who needs one? At worst it takes 3-4 tries to get it right. The side to side alignment is what matters, forwards back can be where you'd like it.

      The width of a casette tape is the proper distance from peg to lockout plate.


    16. 01-04-2007 06:46 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by The_Hamster »

      Who needs one? At worst it takes 3-4 tries to get it right. The side to side alignment is what matters, forwards back can be where you'd like it.



      I've never used any alignment tools when aligning the shifter. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 tries, but its easy to adjust.

    17. 01-04-2007 08:36 PM #17
      I would still like the tool. The sad thing is that I own one, but after 4 house moves I have no idea where it could be.

      So, who what's to sell me one?


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      01-04-2007 08:53 PM #18
      This might help
      Just make somethin real quick, cardboard even

      [IMG][/IMG]


      Modified by gti2.0016v at 8:55 PM 1-4-2007


      Modified by gti2.0016v at 8:59 PM 1-4-2007


    19. 01-04-2007 08:58 PM #19
      I see that they're both the same lengh, but how am I suppose to use a floppy drive instead of the vw tool when they look so apart - different?

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      01-04-2007 09:02 PM #20
      It is only to gauge the size and shape so you can make one. [IMG][/IMG]
      Here's a fun pic for sihts and giggles

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      01-04-2007 09:05 PM #21
      Just use a cassette.

      Put it in, ribbon up, in between the lockout plate and the lockout lever.

      Have a buddy sit in the car and hold the shifter rod so it sandwiches the cassette in between the lever and the plate.

      Try not to use a good cassette. Ace of Base cassettes work amazingly.

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      01-04-2007 09:18 PM #22
      dude stop asking to buy one from someone, you can use a cassette, or buy one from techtonics or german auto

    23. 01-04-2007 09:30 PM #23
      search works. "shifter alignment"


    24. 01-05-2007 02:09 PM #25
      Nice link! I'd still like a tool. I like everything perfect

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      01-05-2007 02:34 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by biker4lyfe2001@yahoo.com »
      if someone has the printout i can plasma cut them out in my welding class for a couple dollars

      it's in the 16v Digi2 swap thread on the first page

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      01-05-2007 07:13 PM #27
      There are a couple on ebay, but I stand by the fact that they are totally unnecessary.

      http://search.ebay.com/vw-3104...known


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      01-05-2007 07:21 PM #28
      yeah, i made my own out of metal flashing.....

    28. 01-05-2007 07:51 PM #29
      I saw the one on eBay, but it looks kind of cheap. It does not have the "made in germany" quality stamp


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      01-05-2007 07:56 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by GXL »
      Nice link! I'd still like a tool. I like everything perfect

      Quote, originally posted by GXL »
      I saw the one on eBay, but it looks kind of cheap. It does not have the "made in germany" quality stamp

      neither do 80% of our dubs. for f-ing christ's sake, just click the links that people have provided and end this already.

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    30. 01-05-2007 08:05 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by GXL »
      I saw the one on eBay, but it looks kind of cheap. It does not have the "made in germany" quality stamp

      Don't be so picky. People here are trying to put up their ideas of alternatives to the tool and even have posted links to where to get it and you still aren't happy. Why don't you just put a WTB thread in the classifieds?


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      01-05-2007 08:07 PM #32
      Wow...this many posts for that little part? i might go make one because im that bored. im in Durham right now..close enough to you. ill make it out of Knappy's old beer bottles melted down!

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      01-05-2007 08:15 PM #33
      I just made one out of a dollar bill, pics later

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      01-05-2007 08:22 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by gti2.0016v »
      I just made one out of a dollar bill, pics later

      might not want to...im pretty sure thats a felony, or at least carries some sort of charge. haha.

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      01-05-2007 09:37 PM #35
      I really want my click back
      Remember when we used to put stuff here?

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