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2003 VW Polo TDI 5speed - Sloppy gear lever/shift

Just bought this car and I'm not sure whether the sloppy feel of the gear lever is normal, or whether some adjustment can be made. All gears engage, but it doesn't feel anyway near as positive as other cars I've had (never had a vw before).
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It should feel pretty tight, but germans (vw audi bmw porsche mb) put a lot of rubber bits in the linkage and when the rubber wears out, there is more play. 
If you want to fix it yourself,  check with the folks at blauparts.com for parts and advise on this.  They have OEM VW and Audi parts and they run a first rate repair shop also.  They will be able to tell you what rubber shift linkage parts are available AND how hard they are to replace.
germanautoparts.com is good for parts also
Dealship is usually most expensive for OEM parts.
Good luck,  when you get the rubber stuff replaced, it should feel nice and tight




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