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Hello,
I am new to this form. I bought a 2004 vw jetta 1.8t. At 360,000km. I'm so impressed with this car that I'd like to keep it going. I have replaced many parts that were faulty. And now I'm almost at 400,000km with everything original.

About a month ago my clutch went it's hard to put it in gear so I push it in the driveway. Whatever broke, broke right in front of my house so I did not drive it or mess with it. I put it in the driveway and decided to fix it myself.
I have no idea what to do at this point when it comes to figuring out which parts to get or tools. I feel like maybe at such high km it may need clutch and flywheel, maybe more things to get as a package to save money.

I'm hoping to fix this with a good budget and keep it as my daily.
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Thank you so much for you help. It's gonna be a fun install ones i study what your talking about.
Yes with almost 400km I'm for sure needing to replace so many parts.
I'm also gonna fix the ac, power steerin line(very small leak that just started).
Keep it nice and clean
 

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I'm grateful for all the help!

I'm working on buying a low km transmission. I found 2. Still looking to be sure

One is $500, the other $350 or best offer.
The one that is $500 160km, $350 80km.
How am I to know if the 80k is authentic?

I'm in no rush. I can use the wife's car, and brother's bmw.
 

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With this car the 5 speed transmission feels like someone was hard on 3rd gear. It would be nice to have one with no problems and I'll just take good care of it.
 

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When I turn on the car, it gets stuck in gear and there's very little to no movement in the shifter. And the car thinks it's in gear and slightly moves.
When key off, shifter starts to open up to normal. Only off
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
Before it broke down, it did do a grind going into gear.
Not happening all the time.
I had to be cautious when shifting, especially in 3rd
 

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Hi everyone,
I've picked up the transmission. It's in mint shape easy to work with. $350. 80km

He had sold the motor for $1800.
He's a mechanic that was very hopeful, he also said he's willing to help if I get stuck.

He said make sure I check with vw sometime it's cheaper for there kit plus it's oem
 

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I'm replacing everything.
This needs to be done nicely.
I'd like to update the seats too!
360,000km of someone breaking in the chair lots of farts I'm sure. Need that out!
 

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And thank you all for your help. I really appreciate this form, nice people.
I'm learning clutch installation.
It's a big help to review all your posts.

I'm planning on opening up the car. And cleaning up the oil leak coming from the battery side. It's a seal that last 100km. Can't remember the name of it, however I can see where it is because the vw mechanic showed me for free.
When pulling out the transmission. I'm gonna take my time and fix whatever needs. It's my pay as you go car. I have already been working on it.
I first thought I had a leak at the drive axle seal in the transmission where the flange goes into, so I replaced that. Also a gold ring part that costs $40. The part was at the front of the flange going into the transmission.
Should I replace the seals going into the new 80km transmission? I think it might be a good idea.
I also replaced the driveside axle. That's the reason I opened up the flange to see it's conditions.
I replaced the abs sensors the manual way for $30.
I replaced the glove box 2 times because it's a poor design, about $20 each. I go to the junk yard lots of times and saved big doing the work.
I've help out others with parts too, to give back.
The bearing is replaced on the driverside. I smashed apart the hub assembly to do it myself(next time get the pre installed one).
I took apart the cover to see the timing belt. It looks in good condition. Still I'm thinking it's best to change.
When I put back on the timing belt cover, some how a plastic part gave up and coolant everywhere. That's all fixed, new parts. Ball joint, tie rode, I paid good money for a rust clean and undercoating treatment.
Brand new all weather tires, alignment, brakes are all new, spare plugs.
 

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I have so much room for improvement.
Love the fun of the car driving better.
Cautious of breaking it.
 

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228mm. 5spd M/T. * Caution - replacing a factory DMF with single mass flywheel may add additional NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) to the vehicle.
WHATS ALL THAT MEAN?
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