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A3 Quattro Gearbox Removal

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    [Jan 23, 2009]
    Hi i am trying to remove the gearbox on my a3 1999 Quattro but i wont come away from the engine i can seperate it about 1cm then it springs back and i can find anything holding it in. do i need to fully remove the engine. ideas would be greatly appriciated thanks in advance
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    Hi have you already removed the transfer box if not I suggest you do so makes the job a great deal easier. Good luck
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    Cant seem to get the transfer box off either is there anything apart from the bolts holding that in place
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    There is a 4 or 5 mm hex bolt in the middle of the offside drive shaft flange this needs to be removed first
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    is that to remove the gearbox or tranfer box
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    you need to remove the transfer box first otherwise you will struggle like hell there are about 4/5 bolt visable but there is a hex bolt inside the offside drive shaft flange which is not visable and if this is not removed the transfer box will only move away from the gearbox a few mm and the gearbox will not come out
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    Thanks very much for your help mate at least someone is helpful on this site unlike when nobody replied to other threads i have posted.
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