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Transaxle Code Guide  

The table below provides information that will allow for cross-referencing the transaxle code. The transaxle code is stamped into the starter side of Type-1 transmissions, approximately midway between the axle housing and the backup light switch (see photo).

Volkswagen Transaxle Codes

Code Engine Mate Final Drive                 Model

AA        1200              4.375          From Chassis Number 0981810

AB        1300              4.375          Up to 1970

AC        1500              4.125          On some 1300 from 1971

AD        1200              4.375          Limited Slip Diff. (LSD)

AE        1300              4.375          With LSD

AF        1500              4.125          LSD to 1970

AG       1200              4.375         Used on Type 147

AH        1500              4.125          IRS from 1969

            1600              4.125          1970-71

AK        1500              3.875          Type 181 to 1970

            1600              3.875          Type 181 from 1971

AL        1500              3.875          Type 181 with LSD to 1970

            1600              3.875          Type 181 with IRS and LSD from 1971

AM       1300              4.375          Sedan and Vert from 1971

AN        1600              3.875          KG with IRS from 1971

AO       1300              3.875          KG from 1971

AP        1300              4.375          LSD from 1970-71

AQ       1600              4.125          LSD from 1971-1972

AR        1600              3.875          KG with LSD from 1971

AS        1600              3.875          Type I from 1973

AT        1600              3.875         Type 1303 and Verts from 1973

AU        1600              3.875          Type 1303 with LSD from 1973

BA        1300/1500      4.375          Auto-stick from 1969-70

BC        1300/1500      4.375          Auto-stick from 1969-70 with LSD

BE        1600              4.125          Auto-stick from 1971-72

BF        1600              4.125          Auto-stick from 1971-72 with LSD

BG       1300              4.125          KG with auto-stick from 1971

BH        1300              4.125          KG with auto-stick from 1971 with LSD

BJ        1300              4.375          Auto-stick from 1971

BK        1300              4.375          Auto-stick from 1971 with LSD

DA        1500/1600      4.125          Type III SA to 1968

DB        1500/1600      4.125          Type III SA to 1968 with LSD

DC        1500/1600      4.125          Type III IRS from 1969

DD        1500/1600         4.125       Type III IRS from 1969 with LSD

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