Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Transaxle Identification

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Fig. 096 automatic transaxle identification. Serial number (1) and transaxle type (2)



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Fig. The transaxle type is indicated within the first four characters (096 in this example)



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Fig. 01M automatic transaxle identification. Serial number (1) and transaxle type number (2)



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Fig. On manual transaxle, the first three characters indicate transaxle type (02A shown)



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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



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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.


NOTE
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.



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Fig. 096 automatic transaxle identification. Serial number (1) and transaxle type (2)



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Fig. The transaxle type is indicated within the first four characters (096 in this example)



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Fig. 01M automatic transaxle identification. Serial number (1) and transaxle type number (2)



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Fig. On manual transaxle, the first three characters indicate transaxle type (02A shown)



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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



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Fig. Typical VW transmission id tag

Volkswagen transaxles, whether manual or automatic, have two separate identification numbers stamped onto the case. The first sequence is the serial number, which indicates build date and gear ratios. The second number sequence (found on a different portion of the transaxle) identifies transaxle type, which can be one of five "families" of transaxle.


NOTE
As with the different vehicle platforms and engine codes, sometimes headings and/or procedures in this manual are broken down by transaxle code. Make sure that you identify the transaxle in your vehicle, so you can refer to the appropriate procedure.

Automatic transaxle breakdown:



A1 platform: 010 transaxle
 
A2 platform: 010 transaxle
 
A3 platform: 096 or 01M transaxle
 

Manual transaxle breakdown:



A1 platform: 020 transaxle
 
A2 platform: 020 transaxle
 
A3 platform: 020 or 02A transaxle
 

 
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