There is a procedure on our site for replacing this. See your Consultant for details. The throwout bearing should always be replaced when the clutch plate is replaced. Clean and regrease the cup in the shift rod in the tunnel and the ball on the gear stick and put it back together. And enjoy many more miles down the road. When I start my Bug cold the transmission makes a squealing rrrrrrrrrr sound.
Under the back seat inside the tunnel. I am adding this because some people neglect this step. When the keystone shape wears parallel over 200K miles, then the operating sleeve will pop away from the gear. He said that the shifter felt like it was in neutral but would not go into another gear. The Volkswagen Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N. When you change the transmission oil you should always look for filings in the drained oil. It takes some special tools to get things properly aligned when reassembling.
~~~ Some wrote describing a strange squealing sound - I live in Wyoming where it's quite cold this time of year. The guy said that he planned to check the gearbox oil, at that time, he was going to do a little trick he had heard of. Have a look at the inner lip of the small ramp - if it's worn and has a sharpish corner where the metal is bent up to form the ramp rather than a smooth bend then it's worn out and should be replaced. Go with the pros for all the right reasons. He said that if you remove the filler plug, and put the car into reverse, you will be able to just barely see the reverse gear through the hole. If the above fixes don't work, this is the most likely cause, and it's a gearbox-out job to fix, and probably a gearbox expert to repair it. You will need a helper to operate the shift while you observe.
Provide details and share your research! Do you think it would be the syncro? Seeing as the knob location for the two gears are right next to each other, it is possible that the reverse lockout mechanism under the shift boot is not allowing you to access reverse, funneling you into first instead. I have a problem with a gear box jumping out of 4th gear. To learn more, see our. The information provided below should be helpful in isolating the cause of the condition so the ownere can communicate clearly with a professional mechanic. Rob wrote that it could be a stop plate problem -- but it isn't clear why the stop plate would go out of adjustment so abruptly like this. It's called a stop plate because it stops you getting reverse until you push down on the stick. If that does not work as I suspect it will not , the next step would be to adjust your shift cable linkage.
I'm not sure how you could actually test it, but believe the bushings are fairly easy to replace. ~~~ One fellow wrote about his purchase of a '73 Super Beetle convertible, only to find on getting it home that it wouldn't go into gear. Other than that, we're stumped by this one. The coupling is easy enough to replace if it looks at all loose. If you adjust things first, it will be harder to get everything smooth and adjusted right after finding a worn or broken bushing. A little grey sludge is normal, but not shiny flakes.
Before adjusting linkages, I would inspect your bushings. One writer said that if he pulls rather hard he can hold the shifter in reverse but can feel something turning. It sounded like the whining was coming from the reverse gear itself. The main symptom is a sloppy gear change and if the rear coupling has been renewed it's the most likely candidate on the list. Next most likely is a dry throwout bearing in the bell housing. Remove the two bolts and the gear stick. Assuming this is a manual shift, I would bet the bushings in the linkage going from the shifter to the transmission are worn out.
Rob responded - The gearbox jumping out of 4th is not usually caused by a poor synchro - that will show up as crunchy gear changes. If so the gearbox is probably ready for a rebuild. You will have to pull the battery and tray to get to the area of the bushings. A missing or damaged bushing might cause this, and they are rather easy to replace. The most common cuase is poor adjustment of the gear stick selector system stop plate position, worn tunnel bush or rear coupling , but you may not have the normal setup on the trike, so that is probably irrelevant.
He said that if he didn't keep his hand on the shifter it would pop out of reverse during the click. This can be changed without complete disassembly of the gearbox. Nobody knows your car better than our Volkswagen Certified Technicians. See your Consultant for details. The only fix it is to sdrop the engine and replace the bearing check the clutch plate whilst you are there and replace if it's getting a little thin so you don't have to drop the engine again soon.
If that still doesn't work, you may need to replace the linkage. Other possible problems are a broken coupler or a broken hockey stick inside the nose cone. Allow 8—10 weeks for delivery of rebate s via a Visa Prepaid Card. ~~~ Another guy wrote to say that if he puts the transmission into reverse and then takes his foot off the throttle, the gearbox would really whines. Instructions for dealing with these problems are given elsewhere on the Web page - please see our Index. He finally got it to go into 3rd gear, but then the shifter wouldn't come out of 3rd. Allow 8—10 weeks for delivery of rebate s via a Visa Prepaid Card.
This causes the reverse gear to hang on half of the tooth width and eventually destroys the tooth surface which will the pop out of reverse. Again from a reliable source - the real cause of this problem, by far, is defective worn out sync teeth on the gear that's popping out especially 4th and defective teeth on the mating operating sleeve. . This will usually only make noises when you press the clutch pedal. ~~~ Another question we received has to do with the transmission popping out of all gears on its own, even when going over just a slight bump.