MK1 Rabbit Transmission
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Forum: MK1 Rabbit Transmission

Transmission DIY

  1. 1985 to 1989 5spd Transmission swap

    I have picked up an 1989 5spd transmission for my 1985 5spd which has likely failed. From what I understand it should be a direct swap, although, I...

    Started by CdnCabrio, 10-14-2016 07:55 AM
    2004, 5spd, automatic, big, clutch, deal, differences, dust, heard, how to, inspection, jack, jeep, job, las, light, picked, recommendations, spd, spec, swap, swaps, things, time, transmission
    • Replies: 9
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    02-24-2017 09:14 AM Go to last post
  2. Transmission kicking out of gear

    I have an 82 pickup that has been changed to an AAZ mtr with the stock FN 5 SPD. Recently while driving about 70 mph on the interstate it kicked out...

    Started by Blue Haze, 10-27-2016 11:07 PM
    adjustments, bushings, cabby, gear, info, issues, linkages, make, men, mount, replace, shifter, simple, thing, transmission, volkswagen, worn
    • Replies: 1
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    10-28-2016 05:24 AM Go to last post
  3. Whats your gear oil preference

    well ive only owned my 5speed gas mk1 bunny for a short time and not knowing the history on her im gonna change all the fluids, there isnt much of...

    Started by 781rabbid83, 07-26-2016 10:21 PM
    bad, bunny, change, difference, early, feel, forum, gas, gear, hey, history, kit, mk1, oem, oil, parts, problem, shifter, short, speed, time, tranny, transmission, volkswagen, work
    • Replies: 4
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    10-14-2016 07:26 PM Go to last post
  4. no grind when taking tight turn?

    my 83 mk1 rabbit gas 5speed, i just discovered when racing/driving quickly back home on emergency as i took a tight turn and switched into 3rd my car...

    Started by 781rabbid83, 08-24-2016 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-26-2016 07:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Clutch pedal goes nearly to floor but won't go into gear! HELP!

    Hi, I've tried searching the forums to see if I could spot the problem but no luck! It's an '84 GTi that sat for a while and when I went to move it...

    Started by ShadeTreeMech, 07-27-2016 07:59 PM
    cable, clutch, deal, early, easy, floor, forum, forums, forward, gear, gti, luck, pedal, problem, replaced, reverse, sat, searching, shift, spot, stretched, thinking, volkswagen, waaay, won
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 347
    07-28-2016 06:00 AM Go to last post
  6. are these transmissions the same?

    is a 1986 mk2 golf 5speed tranny the same as a 1983 mk1 rabbit 5speed? sorry for my newbeeness

    Started by 781rabbid83, 06-11-2016 08:30 PM
    1983, 1983 mk1, 1986, 5speed, 83, 98, car, forum, forums, golf, hey, mk1, mk1 rabbit, mk2, number, numbers, rabbit, ran, speed, tran, tranny, transmissions, volkswagen, vw rabbit, work
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 787
    06-29-2016 06:35 AM Go to last post
  7. Leaking Transmission Fluid Location Diagnosis

    Anyone have a guess where this mess might be coming from? I do see a couple of drops of transmission red near the drain plug. ...

    Started by shornber, 06-10-2016 06:29 AM
    bra, brand, clutch, coming, couple, diagnosis, drain, drain plug, fluid, guess, leaking, location, manual, mess, oil, plug, read, red, running, steering, tps, transmission, transmission fluid
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 469
    06-23-2016 09:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Need some info on Clutch Cable

    Hey guys, first some info on the car. its a 78 diesel 1.5l 4 speed rabbit. What happened was the other day when I was pulling out of a parallel...

    Started by Legan, 05-17-2016 11:21 PM
    act, break, car, clutch, dash, diesel, engine, firewall, fit, forum, guys, heard, hey, hit, parking, pictures, problems, rabbit, small, spec, speed, thing, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wear
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 553
    05-26-2016 12:58 PM Go to last post
  9. 3rd gear grind at higher rpm?

    on my 83 5speed 1.7 rabbit convertible 3rd gear grinds if your at a higher rpm as if you decide to take off like a rocket from a dead stop or if your...

    Started by 781rabbid83, 04-03-2016 08:34 PM
    3rd, 5speed, cable, city, clutch, convertible, dead, decide, driving, drop, forum, forums, gear, highway, rabbit, rocket, rpm, speed, stop, switch, tran, tranny, ver, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 421
    04-03-2016 09:24 PM Go to last post
  10. transmission/ speedometer 'O' ring replacement.

    i have one small leak from my transmission at this O ring i was wondering if anyone had this problem before and if you can find a replacement...

    Started by lleee, 06-19-2015 12:44 AM
    anymore, buy, ca, cover, fluid, good, hardware, hey, leak, part, problem, rabbit, replacement, ring, shop, simply, size, small, speedometer, tech, transmission, true, wheel, wondering, work
    • Replies: 19
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    09-06-2015 09:54 PM Go to last post
  11. Flex-flate Starter differences on Automatic Transmisisons from 1977-1993

    This is the issue that I was fighting a week ago. Here is the Skinny, 93's came with a spoked flexplate (flywheel, drive plate). In 1990.5 VW...

    Started by briano1234, 07-12-2015 09:59 AM
    automatic, bought, boys, bumps, car, correct, drive, end, fit, flex, flywheel, forum, forums, good, hey, installed, options, order, photobucket, repair, style, time, volkswagen, warranty, welding
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 884
    07-12-2015 09:59 AM Go to last post
  12. Automatic Speedometer Cable repair.

    While changing out my Automatic's Flex plate I noticed that the outer jacket was brittle and broken, allowing dirt and crap to cause the Speedo-cable...

    Started by briano1234, 07-12-2015 09:53 AM
    automatic, brake, broken, cable, changing, cleaner, cold, covering, crap, damage, end, fixed, flex, flow, inside, photobucket, plate, quiet, repair, speedometer, star, stick, tip, transmission, water
    • Replies: 0
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    07-12-2015 09:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Drive axles

    Just finished replacing struts, drive axles, ball joints and tie rods on the 1980 diesel rabbit. Started it up this morning put it in gear to back...

    Started by Pabstme, 06-07-2014 08:25 AM
    1980, axle, ball, begin, brake, clutch, diesel, drive, engine, feels, finished, forum, forums, gear, gears, ideas, joints, morning, rabbit, reverse, star, struts, torque, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 13
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    05-28-2015 07:47 AM Go to last post
  14. Transmission swap

    So I am sure this has been asked before..... Has anybody swapped a 5 speed transmission out of a gas powered MK1 into a Diesel powered MK1 with a 4...

    Started by Wasscally wabbit, 01-29-2015 09:18 AM
    ail, asked, cabriolet, change, diesel, fit, gas, hey, job, lower, mk1, powered, relay, shifter, speed, sticker, swap, tail, top, transmission, volkswagen, wha, wi
    • Replies: 5
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    02-28-2015 04:26 PM Go to last post
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    02-10-2015 06:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Transmision Codes Question

    So maybe this is a dumb question but it is one that I have to ask. Are all FN coded transmissions 5 speeds? My backstory is that I bought a diesel...

    Started by johnjac, 01-29-2015 11:45 AM
    advice, black, bought, classic, correct, diesel, end, engine, forum, gears, green, happen, high, month, parts, pickup, question, running, short, time, top, truck, volkswagen, waiting, white
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,648
    02-02-2015 06:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Moved: need help finding a part

    Started by Stubby, 10-09-2014 09:27 AM
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    10-09-2014 09:27 AM Go to last post
  17. 010 sprag failure question

    Hi gents This is my first post on any auto site ever , I love reading them but never felt I now enough to chime in until I bought my childhood...

    Started by Rabbitsrus, 09-18-2014 10:48 AM
    auto, bearings, car, clear, clutch, drive, forum, fuel, gear, heating, kit, long, love, manual, parts, post, rabbit, running, shifting, site, springs, stalling, volkswagen, vw rabbit, weekend
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,634
    10-07-2014 04:49 PM Go to last post
  18. hard to get in first gear

    on my 81 pickup sometimes i have trouble getting into first gear...i have replaced the trans and motor mount and the shifter bushings and it helped...

    Started by auag, 09-02-2014 06:26 PM
    81, advise, bushings, ca, cha, change, difference, easier, first gear, gear, hard, kind, make, motor, mount, oil, oil change, pickup, replaced, reverse, selecting, shifter, trans, trouble
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,113
    09-03-2014 02:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Remove and replace a Torque Covertor Seal 010 Automatic

    How to remove your 90ish 010 transmission torque converter Get your Car prepared, and I install my engine support. Lay out the tools that you...

    Started by briano1234, 05-10-2014 11:32 AM
    2006, 2007, 2008, black, cargo, end, engine, fluid, flush, front, heat, install, key, lower, oil, pads, remove, seat, stalling, starting, support, tire, tires, top, transmission
    • Replies: 0
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    05-10-2014 11:32 AM Go to last post
  20. Simple, question Positioning Clutch Plates.

    Hey there I have been workin on my little 1.6l diesel and I had a quick question. Its not super extreme or nothing but I was wondering; when you take...

    Started by Samuel, 04-23-2014 11:37 AM
    1.6l, back, correct, diesel, dumb, extreme, fly, flywheel, hey, ion, learning, lit, notch, position, ques, question, quick, replacement, simple, super, tdc, volkswagen, wheel, wi, wondering
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,807
    04-28-2014 06:03 PM Go to last post
  21. Anyone know where to get a transmission rebuild kit?

    Im stuck at the moment ive been trying to find a rebuilt diesel transmission or rebuild kits with no luck. does any one know where i could find a...

    Started by VDubHippy, 01-15-2014 11:18 PM
    12, asked, auto, bun, car, case, diesel, don, forums, haven, hole, kit, kits, love, luck, moment, original, rebuild, side, stuck, sucks, transmission, volkswagen, wi
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,421
    01-22-2014 11:58 PM Go to last post
  22. Moved: First and second gear

    Started by wsparks, 10-06-2013 01:35 AM
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    10-06-2013 01:35 AM Go to last post
  23. Transmission fluid change

    One more question then I should have enough to keep me occupied and I'll disappear for a while... I recently got the "how to" on an oil change for my...

    Started by Stringbean Shirley, 07-16-2013 10:09 AM
    1981, 5 speed, ahead, cha, change, diesel, fluid, forum, forums, how to, las, manual, oil, perform, ques, question, rabbit, record, thinking, time, transmission, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,582
    07-16-2013 09:59 PM Go to last post
  24. VW 010 Troubleshooting guide

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/tchaad/Lost%20Knowledge/010_troubleshooting_guide.pdf

    Started by briano1234, 06-04-2013 07:07 AM
    010, 20k, ca, forum, forums, guide, knowledge, los, lost, pdf, volkswagen, vw
    • Replies: 0
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    06-04-2013 07:07 AM Go to last post
  25. Automatic Transmission Service Guide 010 Transmissions.

    http://reflectionsandshadows.com/a1-tech/BIGATSG.pdf

    Started by briano1234, 06-04-2013 07:06 AM
    010, automatic, guide, pdf, service, tech, transmission, transmissions
    • Replies: 0
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    06-04-2013 07:06 AM Go to last post
  26. Moved: Shift linkage lever

    Started by tough hare, 03-04-2013 06:28 AM
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    03-04-2013 06:28 AM Go to last post
  27. Cheap Weighted Shifter Rod

    Well today I was pondering to send a friend of mine the weighted Billet from Missing Linkz for a present. I bought one for my 90, along with the...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 11:26 PM
    billet, bought, cheap, cost, easy, edges, electrical, fender, hole, home, kit, mass, missing, present, retro, rod, shifter, short, short shifter, swap, time, today, version, water, wire
    • Replies: 0
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    03-03-2013 11:26 PM Go to last post
  28. Changing a Differential Seal

    Replacing the Differential seal on a Tranny. Tools required. 6 inch 2 finger Pulley remover. 1 or 2- 10mm 1.50 pitch bolt. 1 or 2- 6-inch...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 11:16 PM
    act, automatic, bolt, buy, car, center, clear, cover, dash, drive, fit, foo, gears, good, oil, paper, parts, pulley, ser, spray, stock, sucks, transmission, unit, wheel
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 13,340
    03-03-2013 11:16 PM Go to last post

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