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    1. Member
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      Aug 13th, 2014
      new jersey
      2002 GLI VR6
      05-05-2018 01:44 PM #1
      Hi, I saw that this issue comes up a lot on these trans or clutches. I recently bought a 2002 gli and when driving it kind of hard or when the rpms are high shifting from 2nd to 3rd grinds. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it besides getting a new clutch, like cable/bracket bushings or a new clutch hose or something?

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    3. 05-11-2018 10:16 AM #2
      Try replacing the bushings for the 3/4 gear. Otherwise I think you are on track with replacing the clutch.
      Last edited by amurdock23; 05-11-2018 at 10:18 AM.

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      Jan 3rd, 2012
      coal township penna
      2001 Mk IV 200,000 traded jetta for 2001 Audi TT 225Q Roadster
      09-28-2018 02:42 PM #3
      unless you have worn parts redline MT-90 shifted better in my O2J 5 spd in the 2001 jetta + my O6M 6 speed i now have in the 2001 TT

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    6. Member HelloMissLady's Avatar
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      Mar 12th, 2014
      Los Angeles
      02 GTI VR6, 04 DBP .:R32
      09-30-2018 06:08 AM #4
      A new clutch won't fix the problem. I have the same issue. It's the synchro for that gear. The gears aren't aligning correctly. I had a new clutch installed a few months back (not because I though it would solve the grinding issue but because my slave slyinder failed) and I still grind gears when I drive/shift aggressively. If you baby it/shift slow, it shoudln't grind. Kinda sucks when you want to have fun but 3rd is only one gear.
      Neuspeed CAI install on my VR6, you should check it out.

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