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Noticed after the clutch install I could hear a noise coming from the 5th gear cover. Maybe it was before the clutch as I didnt open up the case when I installed the clutch. So I pulled the cover and noticed the 5th gear moves forward and aft ~1/8" or so. So double checked the torque and even at 59ft/lbs it still moves. Assuming Ill need to break the case open again might as well do the TDI 5th gear swap

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (2002GTI)

it looks like one of your teeth are cracked, i could be wrong though i never had the ball$ to open up my transmition lol
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (turbo_vr6)

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it looks like one of your teeth are cracked, i could be wrong though i never had the ball$ to open up my transmition lol

That is correct common issue when pulling the 5th gear. Its brittle like woah, and it commonly chips when you remove it to open the case. Happened during LSD install.
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (2002GTI)

sweet, cant go wrong with TDI 5th gear http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (mujjuman)

yea but Im thinking it might be something else. Im going to call Gary tomorrow anyways.
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (trebuchet03)

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lower engine speed while cruising in 5th....

You call it lower engine speed while cruising, Ill call it higher top speed
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (turbo_vr6)

sadly finding out what a TDI 5th gear does was never my question
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (04 vw mk four)

No I installed the clutch. The clutch isnt the problem though.
 

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Re: Transmission Woes - 5th gear loose (2002GTI)

gary said it could be a thrust washer but I cant seem to locate any thrust washer behind 5th gear according to the manual I have. Anyone have any ideas!?
 
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