Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: vancouver bc canada
86 Golf transmission
Hi there, I have a newly stripped reverse gear in my 86 Golf (oh man, please don't ask) that needs some attention. Ever try to get by without a reverse gear in your daily driver? Makes life pretty interesting...
Anyways, I'm just wondering if it's possible to repair/replace the gear itself, or if it's just easier to replace the whole tranny. If the latter, which 5spd transmissions are compatible and from which models/years? I just have the standard 8 valve 1.8 in there...
Oh, and btw, how bad is a tranny swap job on this car? I only have engine/tranny swap experience on rwd Datsuns....
Any suggestions would be appreciated.