Hi, i have a 97 golf mk3 which has been standing for a couple of months, im having trouble getting the car starting. the gearstick only moves from 3rd to 4th i cant get it to go to first, any idea what i should do?
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I don't know where your leak is happening but I suspect the transmission fluid attacks rubber and may be leaking from the heater because of softened hoses.
I think the first move I would make is to buy a Haynes or Chilton service manual and spend some time researching how the transmission and cooling systems are related.
The books are available at auto parts stores (or on line of course) and cost between $17-$30 US.
selector forks on the fifth gear are worn out but don,t let a garage take the gearbox out it can be fixed in place . had the same problem on my golf mk3 vr6 get the parts from a scrap yard should take about half an hour in the right hands to fix