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Volkswagen jetta wont go into reverse

My 1999 volkswagen jetta cable flew off by the motor theres 2 cables that run pharraell its black coated and has a swivle end on it need help how do i fix it?

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Volkswagens are known for having trouble with their transmissions, even more so in the 1st couple generations. This problem could just be your transmission sticking when getting into another gear. I recommend not pushing the car so your running at high RPMs, slowly work your way up that hill, and even try letting off the gas it may help it shift some. If you're really concerned with it you can take it somewhere to get the transmission checked, something maybe slipping or sticking it all depends and it can be a small inexpensive fix or it could be a heck of a lot, but its all up to you.

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Broken shifter clip at transmission end

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IF YOU CANT SOME HOW REACH UNDER THE GRILLE WHILE LAYING UNDER THE FRONT OF CAR.THE BODY REPAIR MAN MIGHT KNOW A TRICK BUT ITS HARD TIGHT JOB.YOU GOT THINGS IN THE WAY.TO GET TO THE HOOD LATCH RELEASE MECHANISM WHERE CABLE GOES.

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