Removing the passenger side flange as mentioned earlier will also help clear the flywheel. It goes into first,and reverse but won't move,even in natural it won't move. Do not remove the 2 large 18mm transmission mount bolts red x because they are holding the transmission up. It is the responsibility of the customer to review and understand these taxes when ordering. It's at the back of the engine compartment, on center, just to the left side of the car as seen from the back of the car. Make sure the converter is in all the way.
This might prevent the cable end from breaking. Comments and Suggestions: ssrich Comments: when swapping a Automatic transmission in my 2003 jetta gls 2. First remove the skid plate pan and filter as shown in The most difficult part is unplugging the solenoid harness without breaking the ends off. Not replacing the bolts is probably one reason why these bolts tend to loosen. Optional step: If you are going to be doing a 5th gear swap while the transmission is out, remove the transmission end cover and get the large torx bolts loose now. This article is not a substitute for the factory service manual, refer to your factory service manual for the official instructions.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Again, the transmission and engine must be securely supported before loosening the mount bolts or else the engine and transmission will fall down. There are 2 long 18mm bolts on the transmission mount that hold the transmission up that were shown with red x's in an earlier picture. I'd also change the Bentley service manual instructions to leaving the pendulum support connected until after removing the torque converter-drive plate nuts. Do not let the transmission hang by the input shaft.
Optional: Removing the passenger side transmission flange will give more clearance for removing the transmission and make handling the transmission easier. Hose clamp pliers like the ones pictured above do a much better job or removing spring hose clamps than regular pliers. Support the engine from above with a fender support at the factory jack points. Remove the Cv boot leak shield. I get in and didn't even make it a mile down the road,came to a stop sign and my car won't move.
Just make sure that they aren't too long or else they will interfere with installation. Make sure it doesn't hang on the power steering line. Up above the valve body there is a reverse feed pipe. An engine support is required because you will be removing the transmission mount and dogbone pendulum mount. The 98 and 99 transmissions have an inferior shifter, the 2000 to 2009 beetle or 2000-2005 old jetta, or 2000-2005 old golf will also work. We've got most of it in photos below.
Gently lower the transmission once it's clear. Park Neutral Relay Since there are all of these differences, we're not going to use the transmission, transmission computer, axles, Starter, chunks of the wiring harness, park neutral relay, and probably a bunch of other stuff that was left out just because we're a bit lazy, or didn't take that photo. Harbor Freight sells one with a safety strap that is visible in the above picture. To turn the engine over to access the toque converter nuts, use a 19mm 12 point shallow socket on the crank pulley. You now have access to the throw out bearing and arm as well as any other project you might want to perform on your transmission. There is a 6mm allen bolt in the center of the flange as seen in the below picture.
Make sure to not bend the metal line. Note the little ledge on the mount for proper alignment during installation. Always tighten the axles in a diagonal pattern to about 7 ft-lb to make sure it's seated flat. Lower the engine slightly to get access to the 3x 16mm bolts that hold the mount on the transmission. This will take the weight off the motor mount brackets for easier removal and help avoid stripping the mounts. Do not press the clutch pedal while the slave cylinder isn't attached to the transmission or else it will shoot the rod out. I am a little confused about the wording in the instructions for wiring as it says cut the yellow red at tcu and connect to grey red at tcu but i do not understand why id reconnect a wire to the tcu when its going to be inoperable.
Rather than connecting the two coolant lines together with the elbow you can remove them and install one line from the heater core to the engine. If you need to purchase a valve body for you Vw review the following link and use the contact button to email us. Wrap the unused connectors in Gaffers tape or other harness tape. Slide pipe clamp to the rear of the car sometimes this requires a hammer Remove the downpipe from the car Remove the Front Heat Sheild from the bottom of the car to expose the Shifter assembly. Reassemble the relay panel Place a 53 relay into the modified socket. Now loosen the bolt that holds the manual valve linkage. Remove the shifter cable ends highlighted in green above by lifting the center of the spring-lock and sliding it off.
I suggest wiping it off with a wet rag. Remove the ball joint on the left side. Any help would be great. If the converter is in all the way then the converter move freely with just hand effort, and as you wiggle and you will hear the converter studs bang back and forth inside the flywheel holes. Make sure both engine to trans alignment dowels are in place. Folks seem very intimidated, by the thought of removing and re-installing their valve body. I want to put a 6 speed manual into it.
The remove the 3 mount bracket to trans bolts, and pull the mount out the top. Also remove the speedometer sensor look on top of the differential, yellow arrow in the below picture. . You have to remove the transmission if you want to replace the rear main oil seal, see for more details. Usually you can reinstall the ball joint in the same location during re-installation by looking at rust pattern witness marks. Push the transmission away from the engine.