Date registered: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2000 VW Golf Variant
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
1232703101 is the part number, 722118 02 098619 is the type and serial number of the transmission. 722.118 is the transmission used on W123-300D's until the early 1980s.
By wire you mean an electric wire? or a bowden wire? If the bowden wire is to tight, it can shift late too.
The only electronic part of the 722.118 transmission is the kickdown.
Have you checked the kickdown contact under the accelerator pedal? Disconnect the plug and see if it changes things.
If the transmission is in fourth gear, engine speed is about 3000 rpm at 60 mph. If it is in third gear it is around 4500 rpm, that it close to the maximum rpm.