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2.5TDi Quattro Manual Gearbox

AlexGSi2000 Mar 4, 2015

  1. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Wondering if anyone has had one of these refurbished/rebuilt?

    The car has done 183k and is becoming increasingly more difficult to select gears - its not crunching, just noticing that its requiring more force to get into gear.
    I have owned the car since 120k and carried out two gearbox oil changes (Fuchs Oil) so dont think its down to old/low oil.
    At this mileage, im expecting mechanical wear, either on the shift rods/forks or the detent pins.
    Has anyone ever worked on one of these boxes? (The code for my gearbox is GBB)

    Considering removing the box and sending to a specialist, or trying my luck with a used gearbox.

    Anyone offer any suggestions?
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  3. abyrne153

    abyrne153 Member

    I would suspect this could be a clutch issue rather than the box. Was your clutch replaced or are you still on the original?
  4. frankc

    frankc Active Member

    I'm sure there was a thread recently on notchy gear selection, it had a link to a video on adjusting the selection mechanism to clear it up. Might be worth a shot before the expense & effort of dropping the box.

    Can't find the thread but this was the video...

  5. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    Thanks for your suggestions - will check over the linkages when the car is in the air later.

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