I have a 02 VW Jetta 1.8T tiptronic transmission EYP 09A. I have been told I need to replace the Vehicle Speed Sensor G68. The dealership is telling me that in order to do this they need to completely disassemble the transmission at a cost of 12 1/2 labor hours.
I have gotten them to show me from their technical documentation that in order to remove and install the VSS G68 sensor they need to
1. Remove the torque converter housing
2. Remove bearing and differential cage
3. Pull connector off sensor
4. Remove sensor bolts and remove
5. Insert new sensor and tighten bolts to 8Nm
6. Re-install remaining parts.
The first step above links to a Transmission, Disassembling portion with the following steps
1. Remove bolts (21 of them)
2. Separate tight-fitting torque converter housing from transmission housing using a plastic mallet
3. Remove torque converter housing straight upwards
4. Remove differential
Then there is a host of other steps to continue to dismantle the transmission.
My question is are steps 1 & 2 of the directions for replacing the VSS G68 then same as steps 3 & 4 of the Transmission, Disassembling directions?
To me it doesn't seem as though a full transmission disassembling is needed to get to the VSS G68.
I also have been told by others that it should only be about a 3 hour job and one person has told me it is the same as replacing a pump (which is a 3 hour job) and the 5th step of transmission disassembly is to remove the ATF pump and ATF strainer.
As a little background information, I was originally told i needed a new transmission and qoute 10,000 dollars or there abouts to replace it. After some great help from the VW customer service reps I found the VSS part and was told it could be replaced but only be fully disassembling the transmission.
Thanks for you help