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Transmission Swap on 1999 VW Jetta 2.0 Wolfsburg
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:53:17 GMTJust finished changing my 020 transmission last week, finished it up in about 10 hours. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, not saying it was easy, but definitely not impossible. The tranny I used works perfectly used new gear oil, new ZF Sachs throw-out bearing, and a new tranny end cap ( I wasn't able to save the old one lol). The original clutch was totally gone, the flywheel and pressure plate look good, but may need resurfacing either way I changed them as well.
I now have a fresh 020 tranny ( Reverse finally works without grinding metal sound!!) ZF Sachs pressure plate, clutch, throw out bearing, 13 lbs. flywheel, and a new rear main seal. I would have never thought shifting would feel this great!! and this is without rebuilding the shift linkage. Just waiting for weather to clear up now to take care of the shift linkage.
I just wanted to post this and thank everyone that posted all the information regarding changing the 020 tranny. I would recommend this procedure be thoroughly researched before taking it on, this is definitely a PITA and not for the beginning mechanic. If anyone is thinking about taking this job on and has any questions feel free to PM me, I may have some useful info or tips. I want to try and pass on the help the same way I received it.
Thanks again SoCalEuro community.