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Re: [T3] Shift problems

On 2 Mar 2004 at 13:29, timothy kuehn wrote:

> Another day, another issue.  My clutch and/or gearbox are giving symptoms 
> which I've never encountered before.  The car is VERY hard to shift - it 
> doesn't wanna go into gear when it's running.  The clutch seems fine, it's 
> not slipping or jerky (like the clutch failures I've experienced in the 
> past) - when I do get it into gear, it grabs nice & hard, the transition's 
> smooth enough.
> Just, sometimes the lever does not want to move, esp. into 1st & 2nd.
> When the car's off, it moves easily, with or without the clutch depressed.
> When we're running, the shifter works normally about half the time, and with 
> varying difficulty the other half.
> Sometimes it absolutely refuses to go into 1st or 2nd - the trick I've 
> happened upon (symptoms only started yesterday) is to find 3rd, start to 
> slip the clutch, then it'll go into first no problem.

There are a couple of "easy" things I'd check first.

Check the level of the gear oil in the tranny, then drain it and replace it 
(use GL-4.) Check what comes out for bits and pieces of anything. Be sure to 
clean out the magnets in the drain plugs.

Check the shift coupling.

Check the shift bushing.

If none of these turns up a solution, check the muffler bearings.   ;-)

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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