<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DANIELSWEM</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">summer time mt = normal shift<br>winter time mt= very stiff shift<br>especially R & 1 less so 3<br>any ideas, thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've these issues since the car was new. Sometimes to the point I could not engage 1st or R.<p>1st shop visit they lubed the throw-out bearing.<p>2nd visit they replaced the clutch.<p>3rd visit they replaced shifter cables ... and the problem continues to persist.<p>It's going in on the 6th of Sept for multiple problems plus this one.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">tranny fluid is a lot thicker in the winter until the car warms up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>this is common.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was going to say that it sounds like the input shaft TNN but you have an 06 so I defer to my dear friend Phuz's wisdom.
Old threads on this. Just FYI, may not apply to '06.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=43217" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=43217</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=29864" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=29864</A><br>
winters coming and i am experiancing stiff gears<br>again, dealer seems helpful but always comes back <br>no abnormality dectected.<p>my cars is 13 months old and a read a thread <br>about a statue of limitations, i am thinking i better <br>get back on to the dealers again
Make sure you start it in neutral and let the transmission gears work a minute or two before you attempt a gear. Find a gear, any gear, that is easy to engage... do that one first, then move to 1st or rev.<p>
Cold weather or not, let the input shaft spin with the clutch engaged while you warm up your engine. Turbo likes a chancd to get oil circulated, so your sitting for a moment or so any way, right.<br> Then let off hand brake and ease the foot brake so the drive train is not locked, as you disengage the clutch.<br> With out haste, engage 2nd, or 3rd if second is stiff, then 2nd. Then first.<br> This should make it easier to deal with cold gear oil, triple synchro rings on lower gears, and what ever bits might be dreamed of as rust or chips that does not get picked up by the drain magnet. . .<br>