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    a very green newbie here

    Hi Guys

    My names simon,

    ive recently bought a vr6 1194 model,

    its got a selection of faults as no doubt many have so heres hoping you lot can help out

    gear selection is shocking, 1st/reverse are very hard to get, 5th sounds like its going into reverse sometimes

    sunroof is jammed, will tilt up with a thump and then needs a little bar wacked before it will go back down

    bonnet release cable wont release passenger side from inside the car, it pops drivers side enough to release the grill then i yank the cable from there to open it

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    Hi Simon

    It sounds like easy to fix items. Have a search around the forum, the guys on here know everything you would ever need to know.
    Get some pictures of the car up in the readers ride section, it would be great to see what you've got

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    Top tip when Adjusting your bonnet catches:-
    Remove your front grille.
    That way if the adjustment doesn't work you can still open the bonnet manually.
    A little time and patience with possibly cleaning and lubricating the parts to ensure all springs back OK. Then it is just down to adjusting the trumpet. Think it is 8mm spanner (definitely small). Easypops on here has some replacement cables and that definitely helped mine.
    As for the sunroof. .... give yourself a weekend and take it all out. Strip it, clean it, check to ensure the LH slider isn't broken where it joins onto the cable and lubricate all with some ebay moly grease ( 1/3rd price of vw and works).
    Mk3 golf motors fit the later corrado and are a straight plug in better swap.
    The only reason I suggest such a big job, is that if it is struggling now, it will possibly break soon and all parts are obsolete.
    So well worth doing, as a lot of corrados have this broken
    Good luck mate. You will get to know all the usual issues
    Cressa


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    The flat on the shaft of the bonnet pin is either 6 or 7mm.
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    Gear linkage adjustment.

    Double check you have the circlip in place on the pivot on the gear stick first, but here is a link to a good guide otherwise. (Nice one Kev!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cressa View Post
    Top tip when Adjusting your bonnet catches:-
    Remove your front grille.
    That way if the adjustment doesn't work you can still open the bonnet manually.
    A little time and patience with possibly cleaning and lubricating the parts to ensure all springs back OK. Then it is just down to adjusting the trumpet. Think it is 8mm spanner (definitely small). Easypops on here has some replacement cables and that definitely helped mine.
    As for the sunroof. .... give yourself a weekend and take it all out. Strip it, clean it, check to ensure the LH slider isn't broken where it joins onto the cable and lubricate all with some ebay moly grease ( 1/3rd price of vw and works).
    Mk3 golf motors fit the later corrado and are a straight plug in better swap.
    The only reason I suggest such a big job, is that if it is struggling now, it will possibly break soon and all parts are obsolete.
    So well worth doing, as a lot of corrados have this broken
    Good luck mate. You will get to know all the usual issues
    Cressa

    cab;e is new and well oiled, drivers side releases lovely passenger side just doesnt like moving at all, need to strip the mech down and clean it all up by the sound of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanl82 View Post
    Gear linkage adjustment.

    Double check you have the circlip in place on the pivot on the gear stick first, but here is a link to a good guide otherwise. (Nice one Kev!)



    http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...l=1#post415342

    cheers read all this last night so thats todays job if the mrs and kids give me any peace

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    linkage tweeked and now have easy 1st and reverse, its not a fan of 5th but i can live with that,

    bonnet is being a ******* still,

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider View Post
    linkage tweeked and now have easy 1st and reverse, its not a fan of 5th but i can live with that,

    bonnet is being a ******* still,
    If you look down each of the 2 bonnet release catches while someone else operates the handle, you’ll soon know if each catch is free moving, if so you’ll need to readjust the bonnet pin in the side that isn’t working, they have a decent amount of movement so it’s a bit of trial and error
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    Hold the bonnet release handle in the open position by using the seatbelt, then check the two catches and you should see if the levers are opening correctly. Adjust and try again.
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