2nd Gear crunch on down change

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2nd Gear crunch on down change

Post by iain1973 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:50 pm

I have just bought a Mk2 Polo 1986 after having one for may years in the 90's
When cold the gearbox crunches on the down shift from 3rd to 2nd. When hot it is fine and all other gears are smooth. Its a 4+E box and a 1.3 engine.
I plan on changing the gearbox oil to see if it helps but wondered if anyone has any tips such as linkage setup.

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Re: 2nd Gear crunch on down change

Post by alexperkins » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:22 pm

Gearbox oil will probably help. The synchros may be a little worn though

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Re: 2nd Gear crunch on down change

Post by iain1973 » Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 am

Hi Alex

Do you know if the gearbox parts are still available?

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Re: 2nd Gear crunch on down change

Post by alexperkins » Mon May 13, 2019 11:43 am

Hi Iain

Would think so. Alot of the parts were shared with the Mk2 Golf. If the dealer doesnt do them VW Heritage should stock them

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