Reverse gear often breaks a tooth in vw engines and breaks tooth on main shaft. unit clicks but can run for years like that then one day the broken tooth finds its way into destroying gearbox. Main shaft costs $400 plus. find good used box from the clunkers.
One of reverse gears inside the tranny is worn out apparently.This has to be looked at by a pro. trannys are pretty complicated and the person has to know what they are doing.The bad thing. it costs money. But it can be repaired.if you have the money. beware of them taking advantage of your problem. Keep a close eye on what they do or say. get estimates.
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www.cargurus.com > Questions > Volkswagen > Cabrio CarGurusMar 26, 2012 - My 96 Cabrio pops out of reverse then makes grinding noise. ... worse case is the reverse gear has a few teeth missing which is a common problem in 97 and older ... Won't stay in reverse 1 answer ... 1991 Volkswagen Passat.
usually a sign that that gear set is starting to go out or has already, standard transmissions CAN be rebuilt, but it's usually easier to have a used working one put in place instead. good luck to you. does it pop out of gear?
You have bad sycronizers in the gearbox. They are made of softer metal so they will wear out. They are used to smoothly shifte from one gear to another. How does the clutch feel? Any play in the shifter? Could be the clutch going bad, or play in the shifter also.
well if it grinds when trying to get into reverse the clutch is not disegageing all the way. the cable could be worn out,the release bearing could be worn out or the push rod cold be worn out or in my case it was all 3 but mine has 250000 on it. Worst case if all of that is ok then the pushrod bushing is worn and you need to drop the tranny for that so you might as wee just replace the cluth too. But if it grinds while IN reverse then the reverse gears are shot. Hows the gear lube?
Sounds like you'll need a new reverse gear set. Not really an easy fix you have to remove and open the transmission. If you have too much metal in the oil you might need a new transmission seeing it probally already damaged much more like other syncros or bearings inside.