Self Study Program 320 – 6-speed manual gearbox 0A5

VAG SSP 320. In addition to meeting increasing technical demands, modern cars also have to represent effective space concepts. However, to do this there should be no adverse effects on the design.

More and more emphasis, therefore, is placed on a space-saving component construction, which is adapted to the respective installation dimensions.

The 0A5 gearbox, developed for engines with particularly high torque, such as the new R5 TDI engine, is a good example of such a construction.

It is of a very short design, which takes into consideration the restricted space available for front transverse installation in the Transporter. It is therefore also suitable for use in future passenger vehicle models.

This short design was made possible by distribution of the gear wheels on 4 shafts. The gear wheels could therefore be located in a particularly space-saving way.


  • Introduction
    • General
    • Technical data
  • Gearbox mechanics
    • Construction
    • Gear layout diagram
    • Input shaft
    • Output shaft 1
    • Output shaft 2
    • Output shaft 3
    • 3-cone synchronisation
    • Transmission route
    • Differential
    • Clutch actuation
    • Slave cylinder with release bearing
  • Gear selection
    • Outer gear selector mechanism
    • Joystick gear selection
    • Inner gear selector mechanism
    • Gate selector movement
    • Gear selector movement
    • Reverse gear
  • Sensors
    • Reverse light switch
    • Tachograph sender
  • 4motion version
    • Bevel box
  • Test yourself

This self-study programme shows the design and function of new developments! The contents will not be updated. For the latest testing, adjustment and repair instructions, please refer to the relevant service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 36

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