About three years ago my father and i came across a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT (red) that a friend had. The automatic transmission was shot in it and the previous owner didn't want to deal with fixing it. So we decided to buy it off him for $500 since we had the knowledge and resources to fix it. So it sat and sat and sat for three years. This past october I came across another Jetta gl (black) with a manual transmission. It was a rust bucket that someone was willing to practically give to me so I gladly took it for $25. A little before this I had found the Automatic-Manual thread in the Technical forum and thought to myself "i can do that". Fast forward to last week (3/18/07) and I finally had the time to start this project (with the help of pops).
(I don't have alot of shots of me working because It's kind of hard to take a picture of yourself)
I get the GL into the shop.
Jacked it up next to dad's alfa romeo 164.
Drained the coolant.
Disconnected all the electrical and all the hoses. I then took out the airbox and disconnected the clutch cable.
Next I unbolted the engine and tranny from their mounts and unbolted the drive axles from the front hubs.
(Dad cut off the exhaust)
Now it was time to take the engine/tranny and drive axles out.
and here is a better picture of the engine and tranny assembly.
Next I took out the shift linkage, clutch cable, and pedal/pedal shaft.
here is all the parts from the shift linkage to the pedal and cable.
Out with the old in with the new(er):
(Who's pushing?... i guess ill steer.)
This picture came out strange.
The red bat.
Took off some stuff.
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Modified by moder13 at 7:19 PM 1-13-2008
Modified by moder13 at 7:20 PM 1-13-2008