[Vwdiesel] A3 clutch job - non-diesel

Karl H. Nitz knitz at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 17 07:48:18 EDT 2003

Hi All,

Although I sold my Diesel Caddy last Winter, I appeal
to you for help with my gasser - a '94 Golf3 w/ 5spd.

I'm doing a clutch replacement on it and have the
tranny lossened up and ready to drop out.  Low and
behold it seems the front crossmember is keeping the
engine from dropping any lower on an angle to allow
the transmission to slide out.

Is removing the front crossmember the only way to get
this tranny out?  Any other helpful hints from those
who have BTDT?  While I'm in this deep, I'll be doing
all the engine rear main seal, tranny input shaft
seal, tranny pushrod bushing, front engine and rear
tranny mount, etc. replacements.  Don't want to be
pulling the tranny again anytime soon.

'94 Golf3, 146k miles
'89 Volvo 240DL, 147k miles
'84 Honda VF1100S, 23k miles

P.S.  Anyone know of a list similar to this that
covers A3 Golfs, etc.?

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