Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Shift Linkage

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ADJUSTMENT



Make sure the shifting cable is not kinked or bent and that the linkage and cable are properly lubricated.

  1. Move the gear shift lever to the Park position.
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  3. Loosen the clamp which holds the front and rear halves of the shifting rod together. Loosen the clamping bolts on the transaxle lever.
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  5. Press the lever on the transaxle rearward as far as possible. Spring pressure will be felt. The manual valve must be on the stop in the valve body.
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  7. Holding the transaxle lever against its stop, tighten the clamping bolt.
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  9. Holding the rear shifting rod half, push the front half forward to take up any clearance and tighten the clamp bolt.
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  11. Test the shift pattern.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Transmission Gear Ratios



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Fig. Fig. 2 Torque Specifications-Transmission and Rear Axle



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Fig. Fig. 3 Torque Specifications-Transmission and Rear Axle

 
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