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When I shift to reverse and let out the clutch it grinds bad and pops out of gear. Any one know why? All other gears work fine. So on a side note I don't want to pay 70 bucks for wires so anyone know a cheaper substitute?
The synchronizer and shifting fork are shot for reverse. Either needs rebuilt or used trans installed
Posted on May 09, 2013
The transmission linkage is either woprn out or the reverse gest cone is worn out.
Posted on May 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have them flush the fluid out under warranty and put in new fluid, and have them bleed the clutch lines in case air is getting in there. Audi and VW claim lifetime transmission fluid but it's BS - I've changed relatively low mile fluid from these cars and it was horrendous. It's possible that the fluid itself is causing trouble, but it's more likely that it is a synchro problem. If it was a clutch issue, you should have problems with more than just reverse gear - a clutch simply engages and disengages the engine and transmission, regardless of which gear it is. The problem (if not fixed by fluid) is in the transmission, and being under warranty, don't accept another "suggestion" like they're giving you. Changing your clutch isn't gonna do it.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Check your fluid level to make sure its up to the specified level, then I'd be checking out your linkage from your shifter inside the car right to the transmission, it sounds like to me your linkage may be worn enough to put the vehicle in drive but not reverse. The linkage bushings are a common problem on vdubs. See if you can put the car in reverse by moving the linkage arm directly attached to the transmission (make sure you have someone in the car with the brakes on or caulk the wheels) if it does go into reverse when you manually move the direct linkage arm at the transmission then replace your linkage bushings, if not then the only other problem would be a transmission internal problem. Good luck
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
SOURCE: manual trans in a 97
This possibly an issue with a damaged gear synchro or your linkage needs adjusting. This is a video that explains in detail how to adjust your shift linkage and it should cover your model and year of vw. If the problem still persists then you could be looking at the bad gear and will need to have the transmission serviced.
Posted on Jun 05, 2011
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