Date: 23 Jan 2006 17:49:43 -0800
From: "jerryeveretts" <>
Subject: Re: Potential New Owner and Member

cathryn wrote: > jerryeveretts wrote: > > > Here is a picture... > >oooh, it's a sexy little beast :-) > > With parts, we've found a place called European Auto parts in Adelaide > (Australia). They're great, friendly, ship quickly, and well priced. I > imagine there must be somewhere like that near you? So far, I've not > had any trouble finding the right part. > > Except for the little plastic gizmo. I don't recall what it was called > but what would happen is the gearbox would 'stick' in gear, usually 1st > or second, or else the gearbox would just go completely sloppy, as if > it had lost all gearing. I had to take it back to the shop about 4 > times before they finally found this little round piece of plastic > about the size of a five cent piece.The first few times I think it had > 'popped off' wherever it was meant to come from; the last time, it > actually broke. I think it's from the very centre of the transmission, > if that helps? Hopefully someone more mechanically minded than me might > have a clue what I'm talking about! > > All the best, > Cathryn. That helps a ton! It sounds like a shifter bushing for a manual transmission, I had tons of problems with the same part on my Beetle, hard to get to, about a 2$ part though, and it is practically impossible to change gears without it. The good news is the one I am looking at is an Automatic! Jerry

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