Note the little ledge on the mount for proper alignment during installation. Release the latch and push the harness carrier towards the battery area. 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. It would be a shame to install the trans then end up having to pull it back out because a nut wont go on the torque converter Make sure there are no cracks in the flywheel, or major chips in the teeth. It should come out easily.
There may be small changes to the part numbers over the years such as oil seals so verify all part numbers with your vendor. Again, the transmission and engine must be securely supported before loosening the mount bolts or else the engine and transmission will fall down. Once the transmission is out, it'll be much harder to counterhold the bolts. You are going to have to lower the engine a little when separating the transmission so make sure what ever configuration you use you still have the ability to do this. April 27, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. I built this page to help. If they are not then your converter hub may wear out the bushing causing pump fail or front seal leak.
Before you install the new trans make sure the threads on the torque converter studs are not damaged by starting a nut on each one. Remove the shifter cable ends highlighted in green above by lifting the center of the spring-lock and sliding it off. Remove the Cv boot leak shield. And don't forget to properly torque the bolts and align the mount correctly during installation. I have never removed a transmission from a front wheel drive car. I'm wanting to attempt to change a 01 automatic beetle with 2.
What am I getting in to? I just make sure to pull the cable off carefully. Removal of the flange bolt marked 18 ft-lb is optional if you removed the flange. Just leave it like it is in the pic. Do not remove the 2 large 18mm transmission mount bolts red x because they are holding the transmission up. The tranny and everything else was fine before he touched my car. You have to remove the transmission if you want to replace the rear main oil seal, see for more details. Cleaning the dust will at least somewhat help extend starter life by keeping dust out of the starter and causing starter bearing failure or a sticking starter.
Ignore the blue arrows on the transmission brace bracket in the below picture for now. First things first, don't try this unless you've got a flat area, jack stands, wheel chocks, and some help! Just remove it from the trans and fold it with the entire trans harness into the battery tray area. Then pull the 2 mount bolts in this pic. Well I changed mine on sat, the car takes 2. There is also some play in the oval mount holes. The clutch hydraulic line has a plastic clip where the rubber transitions to metal.
The swap itself won't cause low power. Check or replace the engine rear main seal. Usually you can reinstall the ball joint in the same location during re-installation by looking at rust pattern witness marks. Although the service manual shows use of a shipping pin or a M8x35 bolt to hold the clutch lever in place, I don't use it. If you already disconnected the other drive axle you have to counterhold the flange by putting some axle bolts back in and using a pry to counterhold against the bolts. October 20, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sure.
I go buy all the stuff he fixed t. It's for the budget conscious, or for the green, or for those who want a little more power. I have a 2000 Jetta and I need to replace the torque converter. 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. Remove the nut on top of the transmission holding the weight down.
Threadlocker won't work on greasy bolts so I just tighten them a few ft-lb higher to help prevent them from backing out. There is a 6mm allen bolt in the center of the flange as seen in the below picture. I finally got it to back up and all the transactions fluid drains out, I have it towed back to shop. . Support the engine from above with a fender support at the factory jack points.