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2WD Transaxle: 5-Speed Manual
GoWesty!
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Part #: MT-OH-5SPD
Works with: 1983-91
Starting At: $3995.00
Enjoy 5% GoBucks credit when you purchase this item online!

*BREAKING NEWS*  

We just received a very limited number of 100% BRAND NEW 4.86 final drive ratio, all aluminum (instead of magnesium) 5-speed transaxles built by Volkswagen. Only $500 more than a rebuilt unit. Grab one before they are
gone! Sold exchange, standard core deposit applies.

Alternatively, you can purchase a rebuilt unit assembled right here at GoWesty.
GoWesty 2WD 5-speed transaxles are built right here at GoWesty.  We start with a good used 5-speed that we import from Germany. Then we go through it completely. We cut no corners: All  synchro-rings are the latest OE moly-coated type, all bearings are OEM quality bearings, all new gaskets, all new seals—and everything is set up properly with the correct tools. The rear transaxle mount for the 5-spd is different than the original, but it is included with your new transmission. We have also updated the problematic original 4-5 synchro-hub to the later style that won't break (no more threat of sudden death syndrome) and a NEW 5th gear with a slightly taller 0.82:1 gear ratio. That's right, the Vanagon transaxle is going the way of the Bus: They are all getting old enough where a new 5th gear is essential. There is simply no way to measure the engagement teeth on a gear to determine without any doubt that it will work properly, or for how long. It is a judgment call. Subsequently, the most common warranty issue is: "It pops out of 5th gear." No more! Every GoWesty 5-speed transaxle gets a NEW top gear. A genuine GoWesty rebuilt transaxle costs more than some of our competition, but they are better, plain and simple. Nobody else goes to the lengths we go to ensure that the tranny works properly out of the box the first time, no excuses. We guarantee it with our unmatched warranty which is over twice as long as the next best on the market, four times longer than most. The price listed is exchange for your old 4-speed, and a core deposit will be added at time of purchase. There are many parts in your old transaxle that cannot be purchased new, and are very valuable. So we need yours in return. If you do not return it, you forfeit the entire core deposit.

Standard 1-5 gearing:
• 1st gear: 4.11
• 2nd gear: 2.33
• 3rd gear: 1.48
• 4th gear: 1.02
• 5th gear: 0.82

Optional Final Drive Ratios:
• 4.86:1 (stock)
• 4.57:1 (freeway-flyer) Currently a 1-2 week shipping delay on this option.
• 5.50:1 (off-road with tall tires) Currently a 1-2 week shipping delay on this option.


Very important note on shifting:
Your unmodified 4-speed shifter system will work just fine with this 5-speed tranny. The 5-speed shifter system is not included, as it is no longer available. Please be aware that the shift pattern on this transaxle is similar to the 4WD Syncro, where 1st gear is in the lower left position, NOT the upper left position like your current transaxle. It should be noted that shifting from 1st to 2nd on these units is an art form. It is not a smooth and fluid affair; rather, it is something that takes time and patience to become accustomed to. In most cases, one can start out in 2nd gear for most environments outside of uphill starts. 1st (low) gear is also lower than your current 4-speed 1st gear, and is very useful for light off-road use, while the top gear (5th) is taller than your existing 4th gear for freeway cruising. 


$750 CORE CHARGE: A core charge is a deposit until your old transaxle is returned and inspected. All or some of this deposit may be forfeited depending upon the condition of the core. To view our core check out sheet, click here.

$150 CRATE CORE CHARGE: Your GoWesty tranny will come in a very nice shipping crate. We MUST get this crate back from you; hence, the crate core charge. This deposit will be refunded when you return your tranny core in the crate.

SHIPPING: Initial shipping costs for this item are subject to change as the order is processed. Shipping cost includes the price of returning the core to GoWesty.

CANCELLATION POLICY: We put a lot of time and energy into packaging your GoWesty transaxle. If you purchase a transmission from us
and then decide to cancel the order within 30 dayswe will refund you in full, minus any transportation fees and a 5% restocking fee. If you decide to cancel your order after 30 days, our normal refund policy applies (view by clicking
here).

WARRANTY: Our pro-rated warranty is 48 months/ 48,000 miles (whichever comes first) and is included at no extra charge.
Click here for details.

 

Starting At: $3995.00
Core Charges
+ $750.00Vano Manual Transaxle Core Charge
+ $150.00Crate Core for Manual Tranny

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GoWesty! Camper Products is a privately owned company specializing in parts, accessories, sales and service of Volkswagen (R) campers. It is not affiliated in any way with Volkswagen of America or Volkswagen AG. "Vanagon", "Bus", "VW", "Volkswagen", and "Eurovan" are registered trademarks and should be considered as such throughout our entire website.

 
 
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