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Post by 68buggirrl on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:51 pm

isnt he near crossroads?

Id like for him to look at it
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Post by buggin70 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:52 pm

umm on 61 kinda near dabbs bridge road

he works outta his house tim has his number maybe ask tim to ask him?
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Re: tranny/clutch question 68' type1

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:53 pm

The '68 with a 4 speed should be Swing axle (4:12 ratio) and Auto sticks were IRS. The '69 and up US delivered VWs were all IRS reguardless of transmissions type. My '59 is currently using a '68 swing axle transmission.

BTW, Did you try a shifter adjustment?

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Post by 68buggirrl on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:56 pm

oh okay. cool!

Lol like i said im not great with trannys.
How would you adjust the shifter?
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Post by buggin70 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:58 pm

the 2 bolts holding the shifter on if im not mistaken

losten the bolts and slide it front and back which ever way it needs to go?
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Re: tranny/clutch question 68' type1

Post by Heinz57 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:22 pm

There are 2 other items that you can look at. The easiest is the shift rod coupler under the back seat. If it is bad or loose that will cause shifting problems. Pull out the rear seat bottom, remove the access panel and check for loose pin bolt or if the bushings are still intact or gone.

The shifter adjustment is a little more difficult. The way I was taught to adjust the shifter, Mark the current position of the shifter, loosen the two 13 mm bolts a little and move the shifter into 1 gear, then tighten bolts slightly. Next shift to reverse and see if its smooth engagement. If it goes into 1st and reverse smoothly, try the other 3 gears. Tighten the bolts and go for a test ride. If it still does it or your not happy with the new adjustment, you still have the marks to reposition the shifter to its last used position and try it again.

Even if the shifter is in proper adjustment, there is a nylon bushing inside the tunnel, just before the shifter. It holds the shift rod in place. If the bushing is bad, this will cause bad shifting or to pop out of gear or a rattling sound. To get to the shift rod bushing, shifter must be pulled out 1st. Then see if the bushing is OK. If not, then you must pull the shift rod out to install the bushing and I would also change the shift coupler since you must disconnect it to side the shift rod forward out the front of the car. The little circular plug on the front apron needs to be removed to side the shift rod out. Check the plate that holds the shifter bushing have been known to wear out due to the bushing being worn through. Also the shift plate under the shifter is another item that wears out.

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Re: tranny/clutch question 68' type1

Post by 68buggirrl on Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:34 pm

I took out my seats( had a adj problem) then took the shift rod out. cleaned everything and painted the stick back black from brown and lubed up the bushing spring and ball part, then adj. So Its doing great now!
It feels like butter and not like its being forced.
Also adj carb oncemore (was too lean) and pretty much overhauled the interior.
Yesturday was a great day. lol.

Thankyou everyone for your help!!! Turned out to be a $0 job! Smile
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Post by Damn-it Don on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:46 am

WooHooo cheers
Glad to hear it!
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Re: tranny/clutch question 68' type1

Post by Treehive on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:41 am

68buggirrl wrote:I took out my seats( had a adj problem) then took the shift rod out. cleaned everything and painted the stick back black from brown and lubed up the bushing spring and ball part, then adj. So Its doing great now!
It feels like butter and not like its being forced.
Also adj carb oncemore (was too lean) and pretty much overhauled the interior.
Yesturday was a great day. lol.

Thankyou everyone for your help!!! Turned out to be a $0 job! Smile

Awesome that you got it fixed for $0! I had the same problem in my 74 Westy and it turned out to be a bad shifter coupling....I was stoked that it wasn't the tranny! Cool
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Post by Heinz57 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:59 am

I am glad it was a simple no cost repair, just some of your time to get cleaned up and adjusted properly. My Dad always told me to look at the simple stuff 1st. You never know.


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Post by 68buggirrl on Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:33 am

Yeah this car has taught me alot actually. For one patience and this here, think of the simple things first. (dont think too hard)
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