i have a 74 bug and the shift box is tiny and hard to shift, would a new transmission fix this problem?

Asked by Jun 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM about the 1974 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

why not try draining the gearbox oil and putting a slightly lighter weight oil in there...a custom taller shift knob/handle to increase your forces...are you quite sure the clutch is fully engaging...sounds to me like a "crashbox" transmission...no should be smooth...examine the travel of your slave cylinder to make sure that it is going all the way it can~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Bug will move but not far 1 answer

    I have a 1965 bug that's having problems moving. The clutch is brand new and I can shift fine. When I put it in first it will move but you can here something rattleing. You can here something hitting ...

    1965 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 69 vw bug has problem..think its transaxle.... 3 answers

    got a 69 vw bug, starts fine with cluch engaged, doesnt seem to shift in or out of any particular gear( appears to be in nuetral) but when you let off the clutch and gas it car seems like its in a ge...

    1969 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 63 beetle is hard to shift into any gear. and seems to be grinding the gears when finally going into gear 3 answers

    hard to shift

    1963 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission problems 3 answers

    Shift hard . when cold slow going in gear

    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Automatic Transmission 14 answers

    I just purchased a 1973 VW Super Beetle, but I'm having a tough time with the manual transmission so I can't drive her. Does anyone know of a place that can install a semi-auto or complete automatic t...

    1973 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Car Customization

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,650
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 73,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Volkswagen Passat
262 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used FIAT 500
64 Great Deals out of 5,661 listings starting at $3,900
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,810 listings starting at $16,135
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 480 listings starting at $11,999
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 952 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 709 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $7,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.