Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Engine/gearbox - separation
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Engine/gearbox - separation


The engine/gearbox unit must be supported so that the gearbox can be eased away from it. Either support the engine on blocks so that the gearbox overhangs the bench, or do the job while the engine and gearbox are on the hoist.

Detach the lead from the alternator then unclip the lead from the locating clips on the sump side walls.

3 Because the rear bearing of the starter armature is in the bellhousing, it is necessary to remove the starter before separating the engine and gearbox. If not already removed when unbolting the starter motor, also detach the exhaust pipe support bracket (see illustration).

6.3 Starter motor and exhaust support bracket
6.3 Starter motor and exhaust support bracket

4 Detach the coolant pipe at its flange on the rear side of the coolant pump and at the clutch housing.

5 Undo the clutch housing belly plate bolt and withdraw the plate.

6 Undo and remove the remaining engine-to-gearbox securing bolts then pull the gearbox free. Do not insert wedges or you will damage the facing. Tap the gearbox gently and wriggle it off the two dowels which locate it. The intermediate plate will remain in position (see illustrations).

6.6a Undo securing bolts (recessed bolt shown) . . .
6.6a Undo securing bolts (recessed bolt shown) . . .

6.6b . . . then separate engine and transmission
6.6b . . . then separate engine and transmission


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