Fig. 096 automatic transaxle identification. Serial number (1) and transaxle type (2)
Fig. The transaxle type is indicated within the first four characters (096 in this example)
Fig. 01M automatic transaxle identification. Serial number (1) and transaxle type number (2)
Fig. On manual transaxle, the first three characters indicate transaxle type (02A shown)
Fig. On 020 and 02A manual transaxle, the transaxle type number is located on the driver's side of the of the case, near the axle flange
Fig. Typical VW transmission id tag
Audi and Volkswagen transaxles, whether manual or automatic, have two sets of separate identification codes stamped onto the case. The first set of codes indicates the transmission type followed by a manufacturing code. The numerical manufacturing code consists of five numbers as follows:
Digit Positions 1, 2: Day number day of the month
Digit Positions 3, 4: Month number of the year
Digit Position 5: Last number of the year of production
Example, 22129 = the twenty second day, of the twelfth month, of 1999, or December 22, 1999
The second set of codes (found on a different portion of the transaxle) identifies gear ratios.
As with the different vehicle platforms and engine codes, sometimes headings and/or procedures in this manual are broken down by engine or transaxle codes. Make sure that you properly identify the driveline components in your vehicle, so you can refer to the appropriate procedure and if necessary, order the correct replacement parts.