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Old February 8th, 2020, 07:43   #1
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I'm looking at at Volkswagen Jetta TDI only needs a transmission, so I've been looking on eBay and the cleanest one I've found is a golf tdi transmission but eBay says it will work. I'm wondering if anyone has done this, knows if it will work, or has found any other 01 Jetta automatic transmissions under $1000.

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Old February 8th, 2020, 08:06   #2
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No. Wont work. Gearing is all wrong.
Best deal is to rebuild it. It's not that difficult on these transmissions compared to the older o2a and o2j.
The problem is the auto trans all are just horible. Swap to a manual if you must swap trans.
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Old February 8th, 2020, 08:07   #3
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Jetta and Golf of the same vehicle generation ("model year" but not quite always) and engine (TDI versus gasoline) have exactly the same mechanical parts. The TDI transmission is NOT the same as the comparable transmission from a gasoline engine vehicle ... but the transmission from a Golf TDI is exactly the same as that from a Jetta TDI of the same vehicle generation.

Just FYI the 4 speed automatic transmission from back then is generally regarded as a ticking time bomb.
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Old February 9th, 2020, 16:19   #4
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I'm looking at at Volkswagen Jetta TDI only needs a transmission, so I've been looking on eBay and the cleanest one I've found is a golf tdi transmission but eBay says it will work. I'm wondering if anyone has done this, knows if it will work, or has found any other 01 Jetta automatic transmissions under $1000.
I have a 5 speed swap kit that you can have for less than $1000!!
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Old February 10th, 2020, 06:51   #5
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I have a 5 speed swap kit that you can have for less than $1000!!
That's a good offer!!
I would NEVER buy a used auto transmission for the TDI (01M) especially from eBay, CL, etc. Even those with a stellar warranty usually aren't worth the paper written on.
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Old February 10th, 2020, 07:16   #6
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The 01M is not a very good unit.

But the Golf/Jetta are the same car mechanically, they use the same transmission. All the ALH cars would have used the same 01M although you can verify with the 3-digit code.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 15:52   #7
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I will sell my 5 speed alone with Wavetrac for maybe $550 + shipping from Duluth MN
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I will sell my 5 speed alone with Wavetrac for maybe $550 + shipping from Duluth MN

Dayum! Now there's a deal, lol, I've already got a Peloquin,,,,,,,,,,,,
And now a Jeep CRD, I'm no longer looking for a 2nd VW TDI.
Hmmm, wonder if I could get that linked up to the VM motor.
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Hmmm, wonder if I could get that linked up to the VM motor.
Um, yeah, no, a front wheel drive transmission from a transverse-engined VW isn't going to work in a (primarily) rear-wheel drive, longitudinally-engined Jeep.
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