Question about 1997 Volkswagen GTI

1 Answer

Gearbox gearknob has become very vague although it is selecting gears itsappears not to be locating in to gate

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Look at the gear linkage (under the bonnet to the right of the engine). There is a white plastic coupler which connects two metal balls. This often comes off or snaps. Very cheap to replace

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i set up new gear linkage on renault traffic


After fitting the cables! You need to adjust the GATE cable as each gearbox has slightly different wear... One cable selects the gears.. The other is responsible for the smooth gear selection! Sounds like your out of line mate! Theres an adjustable thread on the GATE cable! Keep adjusting til it selects smoothly! JOB DONE SAAAAAAN!! :-)

Sep 27, 2016 | Renault Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why cant i select reverse gear ?


Mark, reverse linkage/cable out of adjustment or a bad reverse gear/fork/bearing.

Apr 10, 2016 | Peugeot 307 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Is there a pin in the transmissio n or transfer case that can come loose to make it not shift into reverse


There's no pin as such. An automatic gearbox does have solenoids for operating valves.
A valve can become stuck.

Reverse gear is first gear - when you select reverse a 'cog' moves onto first gear to reverse the direction of the gearbox output shaft - giving you reverse.

It may well be a stuck valve. Try selecting reverse a few times after the car has been run and the fluid is hot. A stuck valve (in the transmission) may free itself

Jan 22, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Can you turn on and off the overdrive on a 98 ram 1500


I have never known an overdrive that cannot be switched on or off at will or engaged or disengaged.

There are two definitions of overdrive and in the philosophy of some people the fifth gear is an overdrive.
The conventional manual gearbox, because the first motion shaft is locked to the third motion shaft in the top gear ratio, any supplemental ratio that has a ratio higher than 1:1 is considered an overdrive ratio.

The more traditional definition of an overdrive is a supplementary gearbox that can be incorporated into a normal manual gearbox to provide a single overdrive ratio for the purpose of quieter and more economical cruising.
The early overdrive was cable operated by a large chrome-plated dashboard-mounted handle. Later overdrives were hydraulic units that could be switched in or out by electricity, often by the means of a steering column-mounted switch or by a tiny switch incorporated into the gearknob.

A typical installation included an inhibitor switch mounted on the gearbox which prevented overdrive operation in the lower ratios when the benefits would be dubious.
Sometimes a lower than standard final drive ratio would be used and the overdrive ratios which typically could be selected whenever third or fourth gear was selected could be used together to produce something like a six speed close ratio gearbox which was hitherto unheard of when some of the rest of the world was still using "three on the tree" type three-speed gearboxes.

Most manufacturers had dispensed with overdrives by the end of the 1970's due to the weight and added expense, in favour of the now common five-speed gearbox, though Nissan incorporated an overdrive ratio into their automatic transmissions to compensate for torque converter slip when fuel costs began to rise disproportionately.

If you have an overdrive unit fitted to your car that doesn't work, I advise starting the diagnostic process by checking through the electric circuitry, wiring, switches and solenoid.

Feb 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2003 manual kia sedona 2.9crdi will not go into any gear!!


First thing to do is get underneath and check the linkage, make sure everything is connected.

Oct 19, 2014 | 2003 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

Renault trafic gearbox cable adjustment


After fitting the cables! You need to adjust the GATE cable as each gearbox has slightly different wear... One cable selects the gears.. The other is responsible for the smooth gear selection! Sounds like your out of line mate! Theres an adjustable thread on the GATE cable! Keep adjusting til it selects smoothly! JOB DONE SAAAAAAN!! :-)

Apr 24, 2012 | Renault Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

You can hear my gate motor working, but the gate does not open or close. you can open and close the gate by hand. it is as if the gear does not engage


Your manual override is active. This disengages the gearbox from running the gate. You will need to release the manual override. What make and model gate motor is it?

Apr 03, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I change the gearknob on a Megane Privilege, 6 speed manual gearbox


They can be a little difficult to start, but, you should be able to turn it counter clockwise and unscrew the existing knob.

Good luck.

Jan 27, 2011 | Renault 18I Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Transmission is stuck in reverse but the shifter is in neutral and will not go in gear


Check for wear in the gear lever selector/gate mechanism.
It may have allowed the lever to select reverse, the 'jump' the lockout gate back to neutral position for selection of forward gears.
You may be able to de-select reverse if you access the lever directly at the gearbox case.

Oct 14, 2009 | 1993 Jeep Wrangler

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Volkswagen GTI Logo

Related Topics:

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63661 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...