Source for used tranny

NateVW

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2006 Jetta MkV, 2016 BMW F31 Diesel Wagon
I've been hunting a used tranny for a MkV 06 Jetta (manual). I can't find one for any amount of money and have been patiently searching salvage yards with no luck.

Is there a good place to source a used or even rebuilt transmission. Online? Anywhere???
 

Bob S.

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A B4V, some ALHs & BRMs
Arron @ CascadeGerman https://www.cascadegerman.com or a junk yard. They are getting a hard to find. Given the price of the used & rebuilt ones, IMO, there are only 2 cost effective options: Have one rebuilt or installing a MK6 6 speed.
 

NateVW

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Thank you for the replies!!

$2000 - yikes!

Might try the MK6 6 speed. Do you know of any online tutorials on the swap? Will the bolts between motor and tranny line up?
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....
You can use a transmission from a BEW in a BRM car, too. You just won't need the VSS or timing hole.

If you do a 6sp, you'll also need to swap a bunch of other stuff besides just the gearbox.
 

tactdi

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2005.5 Jetta
I did a 5M to a 6M swap. Bought a kit from Darkside (in the UK, shipped via DHL to the US). The kit includes the trans, shift linkage, CV shafts,
clutch line, bleeder block for the different slave, and some other smaller items. Added a flywheel/clutch kit. Did not use the shift linkage,
only the shifter ends to the trans.
Had to remove the transmission output flanges to get the trans around the lower control arms (make sure the trans is empty of fluid). The trans
does not go in straight, you have turn the trans to get around the lower control arms, then straighten it out to lineup with the block holes.
 

NateVW

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Can the 06 Jetta TDI manual really use the tranny from a manual 09 and newer????

That could be a game changer for my search.
 

tactdi

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Most of the items are listed in post #6, and also be sure you get the shift linkage that sits on top of the trans, the "golf club" linkage is different between the 5sp and 6sp.
 
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