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Here's some transmission information I've gleaned off the web
concerning Volkswagen transaxles. There are two important numbers/codes
to use to identify a Volkswagen transaxle. First is the Volkswagen part
number. Amazingly, the "020" transaxle will have a Volkswagen
p/n that starts with "020", for example the "FF"
transaxle is p/n "020-300-044-X" and the FN is
The other code number to find is stamped into the bottom of the
transaxle, circled in light blue in the above
left image. It is a 2 or 3 letter transaxle designation consists of the
first 2 or 3 letters of the transaxle code. For example, my 020
This signifies its an "FN" transaxle, and a mfg. date of
03/03/(8)3 or Mar. 3, 1983, in the format of DDMMY (with the 10's digit
of the year assumed to be 8 - as in 80).
In the above right image, you'll see a top view of the transaxle.
One minor difference that you might run into with the various 020
transaxle versions is what chassis that transaxle was originally
Note: If you find an mistakes, omissions or have more
information to add, please let me know.
There are 3 available speedometer drive gears available for the 020
transaxle. Since the speedo gear is driven off of an intermediate shaft
in the transaxle, the actual gear needed will depend upon the final
drive ratio of the transaxle.
Here are several other web pages with on-line tranny info:
[Last updated: 02.November.2011]