Question about 1998 Volkswagen Jetta
I've got a 1998 Jetta VR6 GLX with a manual transmission. I've owned it for a few months with absolutely no problems. Then suddenly yesterday I got in my car in the morning, started it, then tried to shift it into 1st but to no avail. I could not get it into any gear. I even tried reverse but could hear it grinding as I slowly tried to push it into gear. Once the car has warmed up to optimal temperature, then I could get into gear but was still pretty stiff til I drove it for a bit. Once the car is completely warmed up, there doesn't seem to be a problem. Do you think it might be the transmission oil?
I have a1998 VW jetta vr6 glx with the same problem and living in New England it gets really cold, but i did some research and it worked.... With the car in neutral and the E-break engaged, reach down and pull up on the clutch pedal, thus "resetting" the tension in the cable, it will be a bit higher on your foot and the release/engage point will be higher as well but i did this when it was 10*f and i could not get any gear, after pulling up on the clutch, shifts with ease,,,, such a relief
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
There is a linkage that goes from your stick to the transmission. If you have moisture in there from rain or from driving through water it will freeze making shifting very hard. To test pour hot, not boiling but hot to touch, water on your linkages on a cold morning and see if that fixes it.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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