Tranny replacement questions -older quattro models

Mihnea Cotet mik at
Thu Aug 22 01:27:31 EDT 2002

Thanks Ken,

So I guess I'll pull the driveshaft, except if someone comes in and says I
don't have to....
And I'll pull the tie rod mounting bracket as well in this case... the
gearbox clutch housing is the same on a coupe quattro as in a CGT so I
guess I'll be doing it anyway... oh well....

Thanks again,


At 17:07 21/08/2002 -0400, auditude at wrote:
>Hi Mihnea,
>I put some comments/answers/opinions within your text below, which I edited.
>Quoting Mihnea Cotet <mik at>:
> >
> > Now for the questions, I do have some:
> >
> >
> > 1) do I need to remove the driveshaft carrier bearing and driveshaft in
> > order to R&R the tranny?
>I believe the answer to this is yes, since you need to pull the tranny
>back to get the shaft out of the clutch.
> > 2) do I necessarily need to disconnect the inner tie rod ends at the
> > steering rack in order to have the tranny out?
>If this is much like a Coupe GT, and I think it is, I think the answer is
>yes here as well, because it is a very close fit.  There is not enough
>room to pull the tranny back far enough, with the bracket in place.  It's
>the bracket you have to remove from the steering rack.  Of course, your
>car could be way different than mine was.
>This is one of those situations where it probably pays just to remove the
>parts they say to remove instead of trying to avoid doing that.
>It's always good to ask tho'.  The Bentley suggests pulling the lower
>radiator hose to drain it, but I think most find it easier to pull the fan
>switch, for example.  Or maybe it's the other way around, I forget. :-)

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