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where do you get the kit to repair the diff/drive rivets?

is this a common problem

there has been a hole punched in the case, is the diff serviceable?

ie can i fix it myself?

lots of alloy filings and stuff, no drive

also are there any other model gearboxes i can get that will fit?

the car is a 1999 1600 with 5 speed

engine is akq box is duw

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Should be able to get repair kit (nuts,bolts and washer plates) for differential/drive from VW/Audi/Seat dealer.

The part number for the kit for the DUW gearbox is 02K 498 088

Hole in gearbox is a common problem, happened to mine and have found at least 8 others on the internet. The small local gearbox reconditioner place told me they repaired about one a month (VW boxes with this problem).

I was not able to repair mine myself so took it to a gearbox reconditioner. They used a new gearbox casing (although sometimes can be welded) and replaced the damaged gears.

You should be able to buy the replacement gears separately from the dealer as they are listed on the parts system.

It is hard to find a second hand gearbox as many have failed, and I would not recommend it as they will not last very long.
 

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i cant get the box apart

what am i doing wrong?

do seat

beetle

audi

gearboxes fit?

took it out today, going to scour the breakers tommorrow
 

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Should be able to get repair kit (nuts,bolts and washer plates) for differential/drive from VW/Audi/Seat dealer.
The part number for the kit for the DUW gearbox is 02K 498 088

Hole in gearbox is a common problem, happened to mine and have found at least 8 others on the internet. The small local gearbox reconditioner place told me they repaired about one a month (VW boxes with this problem).

I was not able to repair mine myself so took it to a gearbox reconditioner. They used a new gearbox casing (although sometimes can be welded) and replaced the damaged gears.

You should be able to buy the replacement gears separately from the dealer as they are listed on the parts system.

It is hard to find a second hand gearbox as many have failed, and I would not recommend it as they will not last very long.
How much did it cost if you don't mind me asking because i think i'm in a similar situation!
 

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i dont think hes going to reply since that was in 2004 and andy hasnt been online since 2005

when mine went, came to about a grand in total for a recon box, new clutch and labour
 

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i dont think hes going to reply since that was in 2004 and andy hasnt been online since 2005

when mine went, came to about a grand in total for a recon box, new clutch and labour
Thanks for replying, really appreciate it. I'm really struggling with what to do now (keep or sell). I have a 1.6 8v (AKL) T Reg with 88k on the clock. it's had 6 owners now including me, nothing in the service history to say its had any work done on the gearbox. I've rung up VW who quoted me £48.11 inc VAT for the 02K 498 088. My brother's mate is a mechanic, might get a quote off him to fit it. Do you by any chance know how many hours it takes?
 

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To make you feel a little better my gearbox went on my old 1.8t,cost me £1200 for a reconed box fitted.VW wanted over £1600 for a new gearbox[:O]
 

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These are available on ebay for £520 delivered and fitted as long as you can exchange a servicable gearbox, otherwise it's another £150.

Has anyone used them?
 

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These are available on ebay for £520 delivered and fitted as long as you can exchange a servicable gearbox, otherwise it's another £150.

Has anyone used them?
Have you got a link for the seller as mine has just gone :(
 

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Why even bother posting that when its irrelevant and doesnt really help anyone?

Just kinda rubs it in.

Sorry to be rude but thats how it seems.

And how did you post anonymously?
 

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Mines on its way out too.. makes a whining noise.. and theres alot of metal filings on the drive shaft next to the diff.. been quoted £500 for a new gearbox provided mines given to them in return.. if damaged i.e casing.. im going to have to pay a surcharge.. so im thinking to do it before it blows.. ooo this money stuff no good..!!!
 

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Scrapyard nextdoor sells them for £140 when they come in with 30 day warranty.

Just aint got any. Hah.
Thing is with second hand box's the same problem can happen again.. so imo its better to get a recon box with uprated bolts etc... so not facing the risk of the same bolts on the diff shearing and causing a big headache all over again..

What are some of the symptoms? i get a wheerriinggg noise after about 40mph.. its not bad but i can notice it.. other than that the drive of the car is fine.. although i have noticed some slight juddering like a forward and backward motion of the car in 3rd and 4th gear around 2-3k rpm...?
 
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