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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.
WELL CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL.ALSO IF FLUID LOOK DARK SMELL BURNT REPLACE FLUID AND FILTER AND CHECK MANUAL SHIFT VALVE ADJUSTMENT.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD YOUR REVERSE VALVE IN VALVE BODY STUCK OR DAMAGED OR FAULT IN VALVE BODY.TRANSMISSION COULD HAVE DAMAGED OR WORN REVERSE INPUT GEAR AND CLUTCH PLATES PISTON SEALS.
the same thing happend to my 1996 jetta trek. when u put it in reverse to start off anywhere its perfectly fine. but when u put it into drive it stalls for a few seconds than jumps.
The transmission is going to go out on you anyday.
mine blew on me about a month when this started happening to me.
i was driving and the car just randomly went into neutral, tried all the gears and all i had was reverse.
took it to 2 different places to get it fixed, 1st place asked $3500, 2nd place asked $2500.
too much money so we had a family friend put a rebuilt tranny in for $1600.