'85 1.9L transmission is busted? 1/2 gears worked for a moment without being able to switch into 3/4. Upon coming to a stop, 3/4 could be engaged with difficulty, but now transmission is stuck in a gear, and i dont know which one.
Recently replaced clutch slave, no noticeable malfunctions from clutch on this problem.
Any ideas on which direction i should go with this transmission repair?
Can it just be overhauled with replacement parts easily, with improvised VW transmission tools?
Would it be smarter to buy a rebuilt one from busdepot($1000) or someone else for a quicker plug and play repair?
To my knowledge, the linkage is in good shape. I did replace the lever bearing assembly on the gearshift lever a couple months ago which needed some aftermarket adjustments upon installation, which will be checked tomorrow.
Engine will start with clutch depressed, though shifter will not swich gears. Hopefully its a linkage or mounting problem. I know the transmission was rebuilt around 2001, and hopefully the 3/4 ring was updated.
I will actually have the time to inspect it tomorrow, so we'll see for certain.
Thanks a bunch for the good advice.