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    Thread: Transmission Removal Clutch Replacement diy Quick Version

    1. 09-29-2008 10:50 AM #26
      This is the kind of helpful information that you can expect in the future. Also, expect our website up in the near future!
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      Modified by VTEC976 at 6:53 PM 9-29-2008

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      09-29-2008 01:53 PM #27
      somebody get this guy a 12 pack for this write up!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      09-29-2008 09:42 PM #28
      Awesome write-up!
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      10-18-2008 02:27 PM #29
      Bump for someone asking about this.

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      10-18-2008 06:51 PM #30
      For whoever was asking its worth remembering that this is now in the FAQ DIY thread right there on the first post.
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      10-18-2008 11:56 PM #31
      Fantastic write up [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    7. 10-20-2008 12:52 AM #32

      Great write-up dude!
      When I read this the first time, somehow I missed the part that said the woman in the picture was your wife. I thought she was you and posted this herself. I thought the other posters were referring to you as a man because they were stupid. I was actually thinking of contacting her to marry her so she'd do my clutch replacement until I went to her (your) myspace link and saw you were a man and reread the top of the post and found out she was your wife! Already taken, and not as mechanically inclined as I thought anyway! But there has to be some woman out there that likes this kind of heavy duty mechanical work like us men do. I need to find her before my ECS clutch arrives Wednesday, or bite the bullet and do it myself as sort of planned.

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      10-20-2008 09:39 AM #33
      My wife does like to help out with mechanical work. Well at least sometimes. There are some good ones out there! Just few and far between. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Good luck with the job.
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    9. 10-20-2008 09:49 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by xbluewaterx »
      21. Remove 6mm Allen Bolt from inside the passenger side drive shaft. This requires a long extension and a 6mm allen socket. Regular allen wrenches will not work. This is a hard one to find.

      Great write up, wish you would have done this a couple months ago!!
      The above bolt was a huge problem when we pulled my transmission, thank god Qbn called and told us about this one...

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      10-20-2008 10:02 AM #35
      this is seriously an awesome write up. I know it must have been a pain in the ass to take pics (well, your wife took them, but still a nuisance I'm sure), write out the DIY steps, remember all the parts replaced, etc on top of just doing the car work alone, so thank you for your knowledge and patience.

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      10-20-2008 10:18 AM #36
      VERY nice write up! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      10-20-2008 10:51 AM #37
      Quote, originally posted by 2u4uR32 »
      Great write up, wish you would have done this a couple months ago!!
      The above bolt was a huge problem when we pulled my transmission, thank god Qbn called and told us about this one...

      It is definitely a mystery bolt that can potentially drive you insane!!! If you do not know about it, you could spend hours trying to pry the case off and scratching your head

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      Thanks for the comments. It was a pain as it always is to document all the steps of something as detailed as this, but it helps tons of people out so it makes it worth it. I know I always enjoy a detailed DIY with pics. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    13. 11-05-2008 03:56 PM #38
      Cool write up, thanks for the pics!
      Is there a picture in which you can identify the part that fails when we hear the 'hampster wheel' squeak?

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      11-08-2008 09:15 PM #39
      I will try to post a pic...

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      11-11-2008 08:29 PM #40
      Nice write up....now go buy a lift
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      11-11-2008 09:19 PM #41
      Deffinetly a sweet write up [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    17. 11-11-2008 09:28 PM #42
      Glad you got a good wife to help you. True, they are few and far between. Thanks. Your write up helped alot, even though our setups are a bit different and my car is all stock. The next to biggest PITA was getting the transmission out of the car when all the stuff was removed. The biggest PITA was getting it back into position after replacing the flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate. I am 47 and I guess I can't bench as much as I used to! Actually the problem wasn't the weight, but the time it took to try to get it into position past that subframe. Arms wore out by then and had to prop it up almost in position. Whomever designed that starter wire harness bracket should be made to install them on the production line for the rest of their lives. Getting the flywheel off was a PITA too. All the write ups I found on the subject said nothing about a puller, as if it would drop right out after taking the bolts out. Not so in my case. A puller would have been helpful, but I didn't have one. I don't even remember how exactly I got it off, but I think it involved my plastic/rubber mallet, rocking it side to side with small mallet blows on the outer edge. Didn't want to pry it off. Now everything is back together and it shifts just as poorly as it did before the clutch replacement. At least the clutch is fine. Now I need to adjust my shifter to get rid of this seperate problem (3rd, 1st and 5th are hard to shift into, in that order of difficulty, although fwd to back throw of the shifter seems not to be contrained when you can get it into gear). Glad I replaced my tranny fluid at the same time as it was the consistency of rancid chocolate milk . Put magnetic drain plug in, but that may not do much good as I understand the gears are a bronze alloy. For those out there doing this, I wouldn't go with Redline MT-90 as it seems to be too thin even in cooler climates like Seattle where I live. I never got grinding before, but occasionally I get 2nd grinding a bit, although that may also have to do with my not shifting there at exactly the right RPM band. You may want to add a link to the shifter adjustment thread of your choice. Great write up. Helped alot even though I have a Beetle 02J!


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      11-11-2008 11:48 PM #43
      Wow! I am glad this helped you with your Beetle it sounds like you had a lot of fun
      I knew this would be helpful for R owners but I didn't even think about it helping others. Did you notice any major shaft play when you had the tranny out? I wonder if that could be causing your shifting problems. Thanks for all of the feedback [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    19. 11-12-2008 12:51 AM #44
      Yeah, fun it was! Surprising how similar these cars are. At least I didn't need those five or ten extensions attached together on my rig! It was a 6mm allen bolt, but only one short extension required! Nope. No play in tranny splined shaft. I have a shift tower setup on the top of my tranny. I'm thinking it is wear or adjustments needed there. I replaced most of the shifter bushings in the stick mechanism and adjusted that for the best shifting I could get. Still leaves alot to be desired. Thanks again.

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      11-12-2008 09:02 AM #45
      You should check out diesel geek and see if they have a shifter for you. It gets rid of the major play, reduces side to side movement and front to back movement and you can adjust the cables to make the shifting smooth as butter.
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    21. 11-12-2008 12:21 PM #46
      OK Gabe, I will. Thanks for the help. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-03-2008 04:44 PM #47
      How about some torque spec's for this DIY. After all, you have to put it back together again once its torn apart...
      PLEASE

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      12-03-2008 05:43 PM #48
      I will add the torque specs tonight. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-03-2008 06:25 PM #49
      For all you guys doing this on the floor at home, it helps alot if you can get the trans up onto a floor jack and get it close to position, and then use a engine hoist to lift it up into position, and zip it back on. This is how I do it when I'm at my shop at home without having the help of doing it up in the air on a lift.
      lifting the trans up when its sitting on your chest is not fun.


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