06 to 96 trans swap

cstin24

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Mar 23, 2022
Location
wisconsin
TDI
2006 jetta 1.9 TDI
can i put a transmission from a 96 1.9 TDI in my 2006 1.9 TDI (i blew my 5 speed trans out of my 2006 and have a free 1996 5speed trans)
 

MrDave

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Starting with the mk4 cars (1999), the motor/trans mounts use a lower dogbone looking mount that connects to the bell housing of the transmission.
The 1996 trans will not have that mounting boss.

-Dave
 

Vince Waldon

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 25, 2009
Location
Edmonton AB Canada
TDI
2001 ALH Jetta, 2003 ALH Wagon, 2005 BEW Wagon
As well, depending on what chassis the 96 transmission came from it might be a cable-actuated clutch rather than hydraulic.
 
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