[Vwdiesel] Re: [Audi-VW-Diesels] where is neutral?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sun May 18 11:08:56 EDT 2003

Dennis Pantazis wrote:
> roger:
> you da man! i REALLY did look at your pages to see if you had any info on this!
> i somehow ran over it.
> thank you!
> part of my shifter sloppyness was atributed to the realy ball shaft being worn
> (ground old one off, turned a new one, welded back on) wore out relay shaft
> bushings, linkage bushings, shifter bushing. amazong how much these alone
> tightened it all up.

I do have a simple press-on replacement for the relay shaft ball:

And yes, that is one of the key  parts of the A2 linkage.

> i am crossing my fingers that 5th isn't toasted.

To check 5th, have someone push the shfter into 5th gear, then by hand, under the hood, try moving the rear and forward selector
rods and see if you can push them farther into gear.  If so, then the linkage is not centered properly and/or you still have
some excess play in the system.


More information about the Vwdiesel mailing list