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Posted 24 December 2002 - 04:15 PM

Currently I am having problems with my gearbox / clutch and or drivetrain.

The history of my gearbox is,

First Fault

Sympton:- Slipping clutch

Fault:- Oil seal bust at 12K miles and contaminated the clutch

Repair:- Replace oil seal and clutch.

Second fault (20K Miles)

Sympton:- Difficult to s elect gears, especially when cold

Fault:- Unknown to myself

Reapir:- Replaced entire gear linkage

Third Fault (21K Miles)

Sympton:- Same as Second fault

Fault:- " "

Repair:- Replaced entire gearbox

Forth Fault (23K Miles)

Sympton:- Loud clunking whilst engaging & dis-engaging clutch

Fault:- I have a Friday afternoon car!!!! lol

Repair:- Pending!!

Please, Please, Please can anybody help??

On Friday going to kick off to retailer (Non VW)



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Posted 25 December 2002 - 01:23 AM

What a nightmare - clutch sounds like its faulty if its making a clonk when you depress the pedal. I believe I read in the haynes manual its Hydraulic linkage so if the noise is from the gearbox/clutch area then its something in there. I wonder if the stealer left a screwdriver in there - Cringe!


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Posted 27 December 2002 - 10:20 AM

Turns out the fault is with the gear linkage!!

No parts for another week!

Not a happy bunny, even though it is still driveable



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Posted 11 March 2003 - 02:59 AM

A quick question,

Was the 'trouble s electing gears' resulting in a 'Crunch'? When cold?

My 6spd Box is 'Crunching' into 2nd gear when cold... this problem goes away when it has warmed up....



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Posted 11 March 2003 - 04:14 AM

Originally posted by wrsquire

Was the 'trouble s electing gears' resulting in a 'Crunch'? When cold?

Welcome to the forum Roger.

It was crunching all the time when cold, gradually went when warming up.

Problem did not dissappear when fully warm.

Sold the car now.



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Posted 12 March 2003 - 03:17 AM

I don't think VAG are capable of making a decent gearbox. Mine is also a nightmare going from

1 to 2 (and sometimes now to 3 as well). The throw is also way too much and I can practice

changing gears at home with a wooden spoon inserted into the top of a welly.

I bought poly bushes for the rear tranny mount to see if it tightened anything up but I just

have a driveable vibrator now with a poor gearbox.

I drove my mums Focus the other day and couldn't believe how much better the shift was.

Apparently the VW gearbox has been virtually the same for about 20 years or something...

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