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Car will not go into gear and clutch feels unpositive

Car will not go into gear easily and clutch feels too soft,can only do so by engaging gear BEFORE turning engine on then gears 1 and 2 and reverse hard to find.Can only get 5th gear after 2nd gear.gears3 and 4 not easy at all.after 15 mins driving it all eases up and I can then select each gear in turn and go up and down gears as normal + reverse gear.clutch feels more positive after driving.The day car is back to square one and is difficult to drive until it has loosened-up again.It is 1.9 tdi x reg 2001.Any ideas ? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    put car in drive or rverse you can feel transmision engauge in both gears but vehicle will not move

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    car will drive in first gear about 100 feet. then feels like its in nutreal.has reverse and if i stop and stare again thats when it happens

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    car drives forward fine. but am unable to select reverse gear

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Bad to select 2nd gear changing down

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    i cant engage gears whilst the engine is running

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    problem with clutch

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Try thinner oil in the gear box also bleed the cluch and adjust it this should fix the problem
cheers tricky85

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