Gearbox Volkswagen MQ200

Five and six-speed manual transmissions VW MQ200 with indexes 02T and 0AJ have been produced since 1996 and are installed on many compact models of the concern with engines up to 200 Nm of torque. This gearbox is installed only on front-wheel drive cars with a transversely mounted engine.

VAG manual gearboxes: MQ100, MQ200, MQ250, MQ281, MQ350, MQ500.

Specifications

Production years since 1996
Type manual transmission
Number of gears 5/6
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 2.0
Torque output, Nm up to 200
Recommended oil G 052 171 A2
Oil capacity, liter 2.0
Replacing the oil every 80,000 km
Replacing the filter every 80,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 35

Gear ratios Volkswagen MQ200

Using the example of a Volkswagen Polo Sedan 2017 with a 1.6 liter engine:

Main 4.55
1st 3.46
2nd 1.96
3rd 1.28
4th 0.88
5th 0.67
Reverse 3.18

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A1 1 (8X) in 2011 – 2018;
  • Audi A2 1 (8Z) in 1999 – 2005;
  • Audi A3 1 (8L) in 1996 – 2003; A3 2 (8P) in 2003 – 2013;
  • Seat Altea 1 (5P) in 2004 – 2015;
  • Seat Cordoba 2 (6L) in 2002 – 2008;
  • Seat Ibiza 4 (6J) in 2008 – 2017;
  • Seat Leon 2 (1P) in 2005 – 2012; Leon 3 (5F) in 2012 – 2020;
  • Seat Toledo 3 (5P) in 2004 – 2009;
  • Skoda Fabia 1 (6Y) in 1999 – 2007; Fabia 2 (5J) in 2007 – 2014; Fabia 3 (NJ) in 2014 – 2022;
  • Skoda Karoq 1 (NU) since 2017;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 1996 – 2010; Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2004 – 2013; Octavia 3 (5E) in 2012 – 2020;
  • Skoda Rapid 1 (NH) in 2012 – 2020; Rapid 2 (NK) since 2019;
  • Skoda Roomster 1 (5J) in 2006 – 2015;
  • Skoda Yeti 1 (5L) in 2009 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 1997 – 2011; Beetle 2 (5C) in 2011 – 2019;
  • Volkswagen Caddy 3 (2K) in 2003 – 2015; Caddy 4 (SA) in 2015 – 2020; Caddy 5 (SB) since 2020;
  • Volkswagen Eos 1 (1F) in 2006 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Fox 1 (5Z) in 2005 – 2011;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 1997 – 2006; Golf 5 (1K) in 2003 – 2008; Golf 6 (5K) in 2008 – 2012; Golf 7 (5G) in 2012 – 2020;
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus 1 (5M) in 2004 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1 (AM) in 2014 – 2020;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 4 (1J) in 1998 – 2005; Jetta 5 (1K) in 2005 – 2010; Jetta 6 (1B) in 2010 – 2019; Jetta 7 (BU) since 2018;
  • Volkswagen Passat B6 (3C) in 2005 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Polo 4 (9N) in 2001 – 2009; Polo 5 (6R) in 2009 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1 (6C) in 2010 – 2020;
  • Volkswagen Polo Liftback 1 (CK) since 2020;
  • Volkswagen Scirocco 3 (137) in 2008 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Touran 1 (1T) in 2003 – 2015; Touran 2 (5T) in 2015 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the VW MQ200 gearbox

  • This is a completely reliable gearbox, but it really doesn’t like sudden starts and slipping.
  • For an overly active owner, the synchronizers may crackle by 50,000 km.
  • Another weak point is the short-lived differential bearings.
  • Often the axis of the satellites gets caught in it, which can lead to its destruction.
  • Also on specialized forums they often complain about lubricant leaks and wear of the switching mechanism.

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