VW_AutoStick is seriously leaking ATF, and you decide to check
the gearbox, you would take account of the following hints,
took from my own experience:
the Chilton´s book reference for assembly and disassembly.
2.. Before to start to disassembly The AutoStick tranny, check
for the right place and direction of the clutch servo arm,
connected to the gearbox, to assembly it right! Check for
all hoses, cables and wires.
3.. When you are changing the converter seal, check for O-rings
on the gear, behind the torque converter. The O-rings are
these skinny little rings of rubber, which support and make
pressure with seals.There are two O-rings to check in the
4.. If you find the disc plate clutch and pressure plate clutch
wet with ATF, the Converter Seal is leaking. Clutch parts
have to be dry in order to perform its work properly.
5.. If you find a wear clutch disc, and you can´t find
easily that part, you would use the same clutch disc for manual
transmission. Both are pretty similar each other.
6.. Don´t be afraid of the inner small seal and the
bearing behind the carrier plate and the transaxle. Both are
standard and they are easy to find in specialised stores.
If you want to know the right measures before to disassembly,
I will send you a new mail with that info!
7.. When you have finished to assembly it, you have to check
for the right clutch servo adjust.
8.. It´s pretty possible that your VW_AutoStick will
need to be shift any gear, the first month after you perform
that work, harder than before. After that, your car will recover
its softness, and you will keep your satisfaction because
your VW is not leaking ATF anymore, and it´s more powerful
by : Rodrigo Kurmen