loose transmission

Old 07-07-2005, 05:13 AM
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hey guys, im looking to buy an audi 80, its a 1992 2.3l b4.

its my first car, and my first audi that i have driven. the other manual cars that i have driven, had a tight and firm transmission, but this audi feels a bit loose. i was just wondering if they are all like that, or is it simply just a bit of wear and tear over the years. or is this a big problem. the car changes gears fine, clutch engages nicely, spins wheels when changing form 1st to 2nd gear. could this loose feeling transmission be a problem?

any help is appreaciated.
Old 07-07-2005, 11:31 AM
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I think it is just worn bushings on the linkage assembly.
Old 07-11-2005, 01:39 AM
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Default RE: loose transmission

I wish I'd had your problem on the last stick diesel I had.

The prior owner had no idea how to adjust the linkage, welded the bell crank on top of the tranny. First was not TOO bad, 4th to 5th was a bitch, as well as reverse. My kid never could get it into 5th, and it annoyed her no end, though it is hilly here and 5th was not too useful.

I wouldn't play with it. You're a lucky son of a gun.


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