200q20v Digest, Vol 66, Issue 12
danforbing at verizon.net
Thu Apr 23 12:26:18 PDT 2009
I recently had some issues with my tranny (popping the clutch in reverse while rolling backwards down a hill to get the car started) and had to pull it out and take it apart with some help from Mr. Bently. My problems were 2 broken reverse gears and possible damage to the main shaft. After checking with the dealer where most parts were unobtanium I took all to a machine shop where the price to fab far exceeded that of a used trans. so I bought one.
The tranny or what I call the gearbox itself unbolts from the front diff with no issues. Pulling the Torsen off and disassembling the gearbox was even more fun since it was locked in neutral. The biggest problem was getting the car up high enough so the trans woul roll out while still mounted to the tranny jack.
I did not have the pleasure of re-assembling the trans. but look forward to it if I ever run into a junk trans with the right parts.
--- On Wed, 4/22/09, Sean Coriaty <sean.coriaty at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Sean Coriaty <sean.coriaty at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: 200q20v Digest, Vol 66, Issue 12
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 10:42 PM
Driving a project 200tq20va up a nearby steep hill, it died. Tried to
engage clutch in reverse as car was rolling in reverse, but was apparently
moving too fast for the reverse gear to handle when the clutch was swiftly
engaged. Ugly noises ensued. Can shift to reverse, but there is nothing
there. Wicked boneheaded move. All forward gears are OK.
Tranny drop can be done. But what happens once it's out? Is the gear
easily accessible through a cover? Must the entire unit be disassembled?
Sean in NH
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