GoWesty has partnered with German Transaxle of America to bring you the highest-quality automatic transaxles available. GTA builds each GoWesty automatic transaxle to our specifications, and each unit is dyno-tested with the GoWesty external oil cooler kit installed. Why purchase this transaxle from GoWesty instead of going direct to GTA? You'll get our unrivaled 48 month/48,000 miles warranty, GoWesty external oil cooler kit, GoBucks for your online purchase (!), and the peace of mind that comes with our tough-as-nails shipping crate.
Application: Fits both water-cooled and air-cooled Vanagons (see additional note in the "Core Charge" tab above).
This product includes:
• Rebuilt torque converter
• Fully rebuilt automatic AND differential sections
• All new bearings, gaskets and seals
• GoWesty External Oil Cooler Kit (please see product page for important fitment-related notes). A $299 value!
Product note: The oil pump inside all Vanagon automatic transaxles is not completely silent—and it is not the same in all transaxles, either. it is not uncommon for this mostly inaudible noise inside your transaxle to be amplified by the external cooler kit. The actual vibration inside the transaxle is not being increased, and it does not indicate any damage to your transaxle. In most cases, the noise will only be present when cold and at very low speeds, and it is virtually inaudible at driving speeds.
WARRANTY: Warranty coverage is 48 months/ 48,000 miles (whichever comes first) at no extra charge. It is likely that your old oil cooler contains debris from the failed transaxle that can damage your new transaxle: please note that your warranty is void if you re-use your old cooler. Installing the included GoWesty external cooler is a requirement of your GoWesty warranty. Click here for details.
CANCELLATION POLICY: We put a lot of time and energy into packaging your GoWesty rebuilt transaxle. If you purchase a transmission from us—and then decide to cancel the order within 30 days—we 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).
SHIPPING: This is a drop-shop item. Initial shipping costs are subject to change as the order is processed. Shipping cost is "round-trip," meaning the cost to ship the transaxle to you and to get your core back for tear-down. You WILL need to contact GoWesty when you are ready to return your tranny core. NOTE: Transmissions are delivered via truck freight and CANNOT BE DELIVERED TO RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES. If the delivery destination does not have a forklift, a lift-gate will be necessary ($160 extra).
If you live in Canada, please click here for important broker information.
$1000 Core Charge: A core charge is a deposit until your old part is returned and inspected. All or some of this deposit may be forfeited depending upon the condition of the core. You can view our core tear-down check-list here.
• Air-cooled note: This transaxle will work in your air-cooled Vanagon, but please be aware that you will forfeit your $1000 core charge, because we cannot rebuild your air-cooled transaxle.
$250 Crate Core Charge: These automatic transaxles are shipped in special crates, and we charge a deposit of $250 until the crate is returned to us (in good condition).