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Volkswagen Group Shift Linkage Adjustment

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Volkswagen Group Shift Linkage Adjustment for year models 2000-2010:

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MeanTdi wrote:DIY Gear Re-alignment:

With the new engine mounts fitted, it was not time to re-align the gear shift cables. Over time the gear shift cables can stretch slightly. All that is needed is to realign them using the following procedure:

Unlock the cables by turning each linkage and pulling them back, then locking it in open position to free the cables:
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Remove the centre console:
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Uncover the gear boot cover in the cabin and slot a 5mm pin or rod into the two loops to lock the gear into “centre position”:
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Go to the lower front left hand side if the gear box to find the lever on the gear box. Pull down slightly on the main gear weight found next to the cables, while pushing inwards and turning the small lever gently into lock and placing the gearbox “centre position”:
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Lock the cable into the new positions by turning the linkages and carefully make then click into place:
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You can now unlock the gearbox and the gear lever. Get into the car and check if the gears slot into gear. Finally, add some fresh lithium based grease to all the moving gear lever parts in the engine bay and gear lever moving parts in the cabin.

The best DIY video guide found on the 'net - Volkswagen Group Shift Linkage Adjustment for year models 2000-2010:


Thanks to Hotdubz :wink:, here is another video:

Need to do this once I replace my gearbox mount in the next few weeks, Hope you don't mind that I added this Marco.
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Will be doing this again tomorrow after fitting my Dogmount bush!

any recomendation on proper grease i can use to grease it? maybe copper compound
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PoloGTIman wrote:Will be doing this again tomorrow after fitting my Dogmount bush!

any recomendation on proper grease i can use to grease it? maybe copper compound
You need to use the Lithium based grease on the linkages.
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Im sure this will be on the grease specifications? will see if i can go get before i do it.

can i do the same under the gear lever boot on those plastic parts...
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PoloGTIman wrote:Im sure this will be on the grease specifications? will see if i can go get before i do it....
The sales guys can help (Midas, Builders, etc), but it will state 'Lithium based' on the tube.
PoloGTIman wrote:can i do the same under the gear lever boot on those plastic parts...
Yes, I did that too.
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by putting this based grease everywhere on the links and under the boot, does it help with smoother shifts? mine feels or sounds very clunky
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PoloGTIman wrote:by putting this based grease everywhere on the links and under the boot, does it help with smoother shifts? mine feels or sounds very clunky
Yes, it will help. The re-alignment will help a lot with that too.
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MeanTdi wrote:
PoloGTIman wrote:by putting this based grease everywhere on the links and under the boot, does it help with smoother shifts? mine feels or sounds very clunky
Yes, it will help. The re-alignment will help a lot with that too.
Okay cool, just feels clunky so will grease it nice and good!

i realigned it a couple of months back but i think with the heavy engine rock i have with the worn bush its out again!
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is the 5spd box and 6 spd box the same to do as the one video is now private

Where is the L pin on the TDI 6 speed box if standing i front of engine bay?
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crawler wrote:is the 5spd box and 6 spd box the same to do as the one video is now private

Where is the L pin on the TDI 6 speed box if standing i front of engine bay?
Here is the video on Vimeo and its working.

will explain exactly what you need to do on the 6 speed box.

http://vimeo.com/6881683
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ok so on the 6 speed it doesnt have the little leaver, but on the other side i has a little pin that you press in. Or it will have a little leaver on the other side on newer 6 speed gearboxes, watch the last part of the video and it will explain.
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Plesier! Great video daai.
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