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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI Question: Manual Transmission needs to be replaced after 150,000mi-Is this a common issue?

 

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GermanGuy, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, San Francisco, CA, June 16, 2014, 23:38
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I couldn't shift into the gears anymore on a drive down the coast a few weeks back, but after a while everything was fine. When I brought it to the shop (it's a reputable place) they said it costs $5500 to replace the transmission and the clutch as well as the tire rods on the drivers side. Another shop estimated the same amount though they haven't taken a look at the car. We paid $8000 for it last April, and have been really happy with it though the interior is pretty shotty. The main question is - is it worth it to repair and keep it or is this the start of the end?

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    pushrod June 17, 2014, 04:24
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    MORE likey a clutch problem!!!.. Manual shift transmission troubles rarely come and go.... it's either broke or not.......a clutch can intermittently have issues!... Get 'another' opinion!!

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    globalhelper, June 17, 2014, 06:15
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    AGREE WITH#1

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    Hal... (see my shops), June 17, 2014, 08:34
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    Have they removed the unit yet? Did you see it? Do both tie rods if you repair it.

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    ziptie12 June 17, 2014, 09:36
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    2nd opinion could save you thousands!!! Agree with both.

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    sidetrackked, July 06, 2014, 02:21
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    It is not your transmission. It is definitely something wrong with your clutch. When something goes wrong with a manual transmission itself, it typically never works again.

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