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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old July 30th, 2017, 17:12   #211
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You can only hold that transmission so long.
Yup, that's exactly the concern I have. Been in many situations in which I was exerting a lot of energy for too long. It's at this point where things can go really bad. In order to keep from dropping something you end up twisting your body and screwing something up.

I used to pull [fence] T-posts with my bare hands, until... I ran into one that for some reason, even after rocking it around, it stuck far harder than I was expecting and I ended up popping my clavicle: Dr. was impressed, says he'd only seen this happen in car accidents and football injuries. Took me a long time to recover from that, and to this day I can still feel a twinge here and there. My point is that sometimes it's hard to tell how much you're over-stressing your body until it's too late.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 17:27   #212
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Absolutely agree, I have one of those engine support beams now, it doesn't have a boat motor like DanG144's but it does raise and lower the engine or transmission with relative ease.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 19:10   #213
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Absolutely agree, I have one of those engine support beams now, it doesn't have a boat motor like DanG144's but it does raise and lower the engine or transmission with relative ease.
I've used my support beams three times now, once to change a transmission mount, and twice for TB jobs.

Might just now have experienced a "duh" moment. Seems I only need to put one of the levelers on the engine at the transmission end, leaving the other one to go on the transmission ((connected to a strap that goes around the transmission). I'm used to using both levelers on the engine, for engine work.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 03:19   #214
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Don't you love those moments? Kinda like learning how to walk and chew gum at the same time.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 10:21   #215
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Guess I'm getting old. My top priority was making sure I could walk away and get a beer at any point! Used the block/tackle off engine bar and had jack handy to put under trans when I needed a break. Pushing engine forward with scissor jack was essential for me. Didn't have to remove flange. Pretty much by the method in Bentley.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 23:54   #216
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any chance of getting this pdf up and running again?? i see a clutch replacement on my horizon...

Does this pdf still exist anywhere? I feel Clutch R&R coming on.

Thanks!
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Old November 30th, 2017, 14:47   #217
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Does this pdf still exist anywhere? I feel Clutch R&R coming on.

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Take two aspirin and think hard come tomorrow morning! CV grease nightmares will come to life if you actually do a clutch R&R!
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Old December 8th, 2017, 23:02   #218
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Still looking for this pdf. Any one know if its available?
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Old December 13th, 2017, 11:06   #219
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i held my engine up with a custom cut 4x4 and a winch strap 0 dollars
I did the same but used a 2x4, a chain looped over it hooked to the engine lift points. For safety and potential jiggling I also used a strap over the 2x4 and around under the be housing mating surface. Engine hoist to lower the tranny.
Worked like a damn! With the engine still connected at one end, it is not very heavy for the 2x4 - and we know the tranny is pretty light....right?
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Old December 13th, 2017, 11:13   #220
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Flywheel bolts are all you really should replace but yes, there are some stretch bolts it wouldn't hurt to replace. When I did mine, I replaced the tranny mount bolts, dogbone mount bolts, the gear selector bolt and the inner CV bolts. If I was to do it again I probably wouldn't even bother replacing them though.
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Jetta 2005 wagon. 02J EUH tranny BEW TDI

I've been searching for part numbers on the three horizontal transmission mount bolts the hold the transmission to the bracket. So far I haven't been able to find specific part numbers and since I can't measure them until I take them out I could use any help out there. I didn't want to remove them until I am sure I can get them and I am afraid I stressed them trying to get them out with the impact wrench. I have since seen the thread about heating them first, but had already done my attempts withe the impact wrench.
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Old December 14th, 2017, 06:48   #221
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https://www.idparts.com/front-engine...a4-p-1129.html

This gives the part numbers.
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Old March 6th, 2018, 13:57   #222
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im gonna second that id like to see a link to that .pdf if its still available.

Im planning on doing and auto to 5 speed swap and timing belt at the same time. I was thinking timing belt first. I had considered just pulling the whole engine /tranny together right out the front (after removing bumper/radiaitor etc) to do the job. Any thoughts on that, and which to do first, i was thinking timing belt then clutch?
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Old March 6th, 2018, 14:56   #223
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im gonna second that id like to see a link to that .pdf if its still available.

Im planning on doing and auto to 5 speed swap and timing belt at the same time. I was thinking timing belt first. I had considered just pulling the whole engine /tranny together right out the front (after removing bumper/radiaitor etc) to do the job. Any thoughts on that, and which to do first, i was thinking timing belt then clutch?
Appears GeWilli did not finish and publish. I did a thorough search, saw references to it back to 2005. The TDI clutch is very much like all the other front wheel drive vehicles.
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Old March 6th, 2018, 18:42   #224
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yeah ive checked everywhere too. No biggie. I am still debating the best plan of attack for the order of the procedure be it clutch or timing belt first. Also as to weather or not just pull the whole motor tranny out to do them both.
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Old March 7th, 2018, 12:11   #225
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I have a saved copy of the old DBW clutch change procedure. I used this and the one at myturbodiesel while doing my Golf's clutch in November.



FWIW I also used a ratcheting strap around one side of the engine support to help support the transmission while getting it disconnected, out, in & reconnected. I really struggled with getting the transmission in & out, but I eventually got it.


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