[Vwdiesel] shifter adjustment

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sat Jul 23 12:32:27 PDT 2011

On 7/23/2011 12:21 PM, peter blake wrote:
>    Recently spent some money to upgrade the exhaust system on my
> 1980 rabbit pickup.  I went w techtonics 2" for my 1.6 na. At the
> same time I installed an a3 twin downpipe exhaust manifold. Included
> in the techtonics kit was a replacement part for the shift linkage so
> that the new downpipes would clear. I installed it and now I am having
> trouble getting 2nd and 4th gear. In fact I can't get those two gears
> at all. I've adjusted the shift rod linkage according to Bentley and
> still no go. The truck shifted pretty decent before the new exhaust as
> I replaced all the plastic and rubber wear items just a few thousand
> miles ago.  There is more slop in the shift lever to shift rod conn-
> ction than I would like but I don't think it's my problem tho I could
> be wrong about that. I have also recently adjusted the shifter in the
> cabin so I'm pretty sure that is still ok tho I will recheck that next.
> Any suggestions?
> Peter

See below:
- http://www.4crawler.com/Diesel/ForSale/ShiftLinkage.shtml#TheoryOfOperation
- http://www.4crawler.com/Diesel/ForSale/ShiftLinkageInstall.shtml#DiagnosingProblems



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