The Gearbox is a Volkswagon MQ200 series installed on a Skoda Octavia 2008. I experienced problem with the reverse and 5th gear engagement, so attempted to fix the problem.

While tightening the nut/bolt (marked in red circle) to tightly connect the "Gear shift lever" on the "selector shaft", the nut/bolt has broken off or snapped. I am not sure whether the snapped part is a nut or a bolt. If it is a bolt then it should be possible to extract the broken bolt with a bolt extractor.

But based on the following picture, it seems, what is broken/snapped is a nut together with the extended portion of the bolt as marked in the blue circle in the bottom picture.

Do I need to change the whole gearbox due to this broken nut or bolt? Somebody suggested trying to fix the connection by welding. Would this be a good idea?

While tightening the bolt (marked in red circle) to connect the Gear shift lever on the selector shaft, the bolt has off or snapped.

The highlighted area in the blue circle shows the selector shaft. I assume the bolt/nut was attached in this place

  • a picture of the actual broken part would be helpful
    – Moab
    May 28, 2020 at 0:47
  • You could drill into the shaft and tap some threads into it and then put a stud into it.
    – Moab
    May 28, 2020 at 0:48


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