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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:50 am    Post subject: Re: Bad Bug Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Bad Bug Reply with quote

Last week I started having problems shifting down from third. I found the problem to be the rubber coupler that's under the rear seat area. The old one had a lot of play in the center of the busing. They were not originals, no VW markings on the cage either. I got some Urethane ones because that all i could find here. They were a real pain to get switched out. Amazing how a piece of rubber makes such a big difference in the quality of shifting. Super nice and crisp now.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Bad Bug Reply with quote

Only thing I am still struggling with is the cir clip the goes on the front plastic bushing. It does work with out it, but to make it right, what is the best way to get that split ring in there?
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Bad Bug Reply with quote

1st trick to getting the circlip on the bushing is to take the shift rod out. Put the ring on the bushing before inserting the bushing into the bracket. The ring goes on the end of the bushing towards the shift lever. Not on the end behind the bracket.THEN install the rod.

Use some lubricant on the shift rod. Dry lube spray is my preference so it doesn't collect dirt later.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Bad Bug Reply with quote

dustymojave wrote:
1st trick to getting the circlip on the bushing is to take the shift rod out. Put the ring on the bushing before inserting the bushing into the bracket. The ring goes on the end of the bushing towards the shift lever. Not on the end behind the bracket.THEN install the rod.

Use some lubricant on the shift rod. Dry lube spray is my preference so it doesn't collect dirt later.


That worked for me. I ended up using a pipe and a dead blow to drive the shift rod into the installed bushing it was so tight. Shifter feel is great now
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Bad Bug Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. I have it back together now. I probably made it more complicated in my head than it is. The worst thing was access to the inspection plate as it is behind my hood. Both bolts broke off and I had to drill and re-tap both. That is one thing I should have done when the body was off.

Also the shift rod was totally hacked when they shortened it. They shoved the end inside the rod and put a big bolt thru it. Half way forward they cut the rod again and had a big blob of weld on it. I repaired that and welded the end onto the pipe after I made it as round as I could keeping the hole in the end perpendicular to the shifter cup. I wire wheeled the rust of the rod, osphoed it, polished it where the bushing goes, and used gun blue, that I had left-over, for some protection.
Assembly as in the tips, with lithium grease to make it slide. I have not driven it yet, because I need some gas, but all the gas stations here are out of alcohol free gas due to the pipeline hack problem.
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