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Gearbox Beetle

Post by Terry Phillips »

Any one had a Beetle stuck in gear, I think its second, tried all sorts but it wont budge.


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Re: Gearbox Beetle

Post by Haans »

Not me Terry,....but lets wait for the ghuru's to find their "groove" again !!
Either the selector,....try remove nosecone if it is possibble in the vehicle?
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Re: Gearbox Beetle

Post by 73type2 »

Terry, is the clutch adjustment correct, 10-20mm free play at the pedal? Clutch working properly? Try adjusting the gear lever base plate and see. I'm not a guru, but maybe I'm helping to rule out the obvious things first.
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Re: Gearbox Beetle

Post by retrovan »

Maybe this one is for @bugger.

I am no expert in Gear boxes ....

But for my 100 million Zim dollars worth,

I would say you broke a selector and its jammed in between your gears.

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Re: Gearbox Beetle

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It was not running all I done was check it was not in gear pushed it in gear and thats it stuck in 2nd.
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Re: Gearbox Beetle

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Did the gearshift coupling maybe not come apart?
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Re: Gearbox Beetle

Post by Bugger »

Terry Phillips wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:26 pm It was not running all I done was check it was not in gear pushed it in gear and thats it stuck in 2nd.

The transmission selector normally go in to 2nd gear and the Hokey stick slip out between the 3 selectors on the Transmission
and can not get back and jammed in 2nd gear

Out with the Box and nose cone off to fit hockey stick back in-between the 3 selectors


before re install check the Gap between the Selector and the 3 Transmission selectors I sometimes bend them Slightly tighter to help prevent this
from happening
and sometimes weld the sides of the Hockey stick slight to make it wider to also help eliminate this from happening
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Re: Gearbox Beetle

Post by Terry Phillips »

Thanks Pierre will have to do some homework or cheaper to buy a box of matches. I just gave away a box not so long ago.
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