Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Transaxle Identification


The transaxle is identified by a letter code that is stamped into the case near the top of the bellhousing. The first two or three digits are the transaxle code and the remaining numbers are the build date: day, month and year. The letter code indicates details about the transaxle such as the engine it goes with and the gear ratios. This code should also appear on the model identification label in the luggage compartment.