How To Replace A Transmission Bolt In Your Volkswagen Beetle

The new transmission bolt is part of the new engine install for your VW Beetle.

It can be used to bolt in a new engine in order to replace the existing transmission bolt that’s installed in your car.

If you’ve already installed the transmission bolt in your VW, it will just need to be removed.

The bolt is threaded into the firewall with a nut that will also need to come off.

Here’s how to install the new transmission bolts in your Beetle.

1.

Open the engine bay window.

Remove the two exhaust fan mounts.

Remove a small metal piece called a “sink rod.”

Place the sink rod in the bottom of the engine.

Slide the sink ring into the hole.

The bottom of your engine will have a metal plug and a hole that can be pushed out with a screwdriver.

Remove and reassemble the engine with the sink rods still in place.

The engine bay is the place where the engine is connected to the rest of the car.

When you open the engine, you can see a metal bracket on the firewall, a small piece of metal in the middle of the firewall that holds the exhaust fan to the engine block, and a metal tube on the top of the frame.

If the firewall is in good shape, this metal tube will come out easily and not block the exhaust tube.

2.

Remove your VW engine.

The exhaust fan mount is in the engine body.

Remove it and remove the exhaust pipe.

Remove one of the two bolts holding the exhaust fans to the block.

Slide it off.

3.

Push the metal tube into the bottom slot of the exhaust.

Push down on the metal nut until the tube pops out.

If it doesn’t pop out, take the bolt out and push the nut back in. 4.

Remove another metal nut.

Push out the metal pipe and remove one of your bolts holding it in place, one bolt that was holding the metal funnel on.

The metal funnel is the one on the underside of the funnel.

5.

Push it out of the way with a bolt that came out of your previous engine.

6.

Slide one of those bolts back in with the metal pin on the back of the nut.

Pull the metal rod out of it.

It should fall out of there with the other nut on it.

If there are no more bolts, take out the nut on the nut that’s holding the funnel in place and slide it back in, or replace it. 7.

Slide back one of these bolts back into the top slot of your old engine and slide the metal ring around the pipe that’s hanging out of this nut.

You may need to loosen the nut in order for it to slide in and out.

8.

Replace the old transmission bolt with a new one.

Slide your new transmission nut onto the bolt, then slide it into the slot on the engine that has the old bolts.

9.

Replace your old transmission nut with a brand new one that will fit in the hole on the block where the old nut came from.

10.

Slide this new nut in the old bolt and tighten it down with a socket.

11.

Replace these bolts and bolts that are holding the old exhaust fan in place with new ones that will keep it in the socket.

The new nut should fit into the socket and keep the exhaust from blowing out.

It won’t be easy to replace all of these old bolts and nut.

12.

Slide these new bolts and nuts back into their old slot in the block and tighten them down again.

13.

Replace those old bolts that were holding the pipe on to the side of the block that was the exhaust block.

Make sure the pipe is snug enough to pass through the old pipe.

Make the holes large enough for the pipe to pass the new pipe.

The holes should be about 3/8 inch deep and 1 inch wide.

The old pipe will be tight enough to not need a sealant.

Make this the hole that the new exhaust fan will pass through.

14.

Slide those new bolts back inside the old slot and tighten down.

The bolts that hold the pipe in place should be a few inches away from the old block.

15.

Slide them back inside and tighten the bolts down again with the new nut.

The threaded nut will slide in through the hole in the front of the pipe and into the old engine block.

It will then stay in place there and not slide out again.

Make a few adjustments to the threads to make sure they’re snug enough.

It may be necessary to push the new thread into the holes in the side where the new bolt came from to make the holes bigger.

16.

Remove these bolts that will hold the exhaust bolt on to a hole on your block.

17.

Slide a new nut into the bolt that is holding the pipes on to your block and the old nuts on to their holes in your block so they will all fit into one hole.

Push these new nuts in and slide them in