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Kam Racing    8

hiya, it looks like some bits have snapped off the linkage mechanism in the engine bay on my GTI meaning I can't select any gears. Could someone post some pics of how it should all attach so I can see exactly what has come off, and what bits I need to replace..

Thanks in advance...

-Jon

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Rich    826

What bits have snapped ?

It's a pretty easy set up, take a pic of yours and I'll point out what's gone wrong.

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CasperGTI    3602

Have the plastic teethed bits come off under the locking spring?

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Rich    826

The bowden catch cable ?

They're only nine quid to replace.

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Kam Racing    8

will take some pics and post up in the morning.. on the rotating mechanism it looks like at least a bolt has snapped off as there is an exposed thread going through it and a fair bit of play caused by the lack of whatever part was meant to be there..

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Kam Racing    8

Taken a couple of photo's so hopefully it's clear what's missing..

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Kam Racing    8

this bits wobbly as hell, so am sure a bolt or something should go on top. hopefully that's all I need to replace. If anyone knows vw part numbers for bits I need that'd be useful too.. forgot to mention it's a six speed box if that makes a difference..

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Cooper_GTI    21

I think, to be honest, the bolt has just worked it's way loose?

It's actually on a tapered spline if my memory serves me correctly. As soon as you bolt it down it should lock into the taper and sort itself out.

The only thing baffling me is, why did it come off in the first place...

EDIT: Looking at the second last pic, the spline might be stripped?

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Kam Racing    8

so is it just a bolt missing then and nothing else? if the spline is stripped is that section easily replaceable?

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Rich    826

It's replaceable but it's an arse ache to do.

It does look stripped though, that's not in neutral there is it ?

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99hjhm    58

It's a nut not a bolt. Hard to believe it's stripped, but possible I guess if you cant select gears.

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Kam Racing    8

It's replaceable but it's an arse ache to do.

sounds like a fun day ahead of me once I get the parts..

It's a nut not a bolt.

thats what I meant to say :paperbag:

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Jambro    2

I had a similar problem on mine :(

The part that is missing is

N 909 083 01 shouldered hex nut

But, if the spline is stripped on the selector mechanism the part is

02T 301 230 B gear change unit

However, Dale (Lupoboz) said I had the last selector avaiable in the country so it may be difficult to find a new one. And is was a ball ache to replace as the gearbox has to be taken out!

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Kam Racing    8

cheers for the part numbers, hopefully will be able to get one ordered in shortly..

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Rich    826

It's not a gearbox out job, worst case scenario is you support the engine (trolley jack) on the gearbox side and strip the mount off to get at the 8mm torx bolts for the selector tower.

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CasperGTI    3602

Like rich said you can do it with the gearbox still in.

The nut has come off and as that selector tower goes up and down aswell as left and right there is not wonder you can't select a gear.

I would take the selector arm off and inspect the shaft, there is a master spline on the selector shaft which needs to line up with the selector mechanism or you will have trouble engaging gear.

You might be lucky and its not rounded off the teeth on the shaft.

John

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Jambro    2

It's not a gearbox out job, worst case scenario is you support the engine (trolley jack) on the gearbox side and strip the mount off to get at the 8mm torx bolts for the selector tower.

It's not just the two torx bolts on the top holding it in. There's a push pin on the selector shaft inside the gearbox that prevents the selector from sliding straight out. I know you recommended violence and perseverance when I needed to get mine out, but in the end it was a case of gearbox out.

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Rich    826

I've never had to take a box out to remove one though. . . .

The 02T is the same as an 02A in that respect.

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Kam Racing    8
The nut has come off and as that selector tower goes up and down aswell as left and right there is not wonder you can't select a gear.
ah didn't realise it moved vertically too.. At least it only came out of gear when I was half way across both lanes trying to pull into a side road - not like i was in the way at all :-) after pushing it out of the way did find that with a bit of force on the lever could get it into 2nd (which helped me properly park it).

had messages from the local vw garage that the parts are in stock now and can pick up monday but later that day that they're on back order and won't be able to pick up monday so will have to see which of the two people is right...

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Rich    826

you're in the **** here.

1. Put the weight on, washer over the top and weld it in place. Crap wobbly shift forever.

2. Drill it, tap it and hope a bolt holds.

3. Get a new tower (recommended)five or six speed?

 

 

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Pete    282

How the flip does that even happen?! It's only holding down a counterweight!!

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Rich    826

over tightening...

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Pete    282

Exactly my point! It holds a stupidly light component that doesn't even move in relation to the nut, why swing off it?!

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Rich    826

it happens.

i have a spare five speed box with a spanking new one of these fitted to it.

I think Mitch said it was circa 120 for the part.

 

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