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Can not downshift to third

If i pop it out of third i cant put it back unless i put it back into second an push to the right with it in second that seems to line it back up for some reason is there some kind of adjustment i can do to correct this

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What model Golf. If it is between Mk1 and Mk3 (1996), you most likely have worn nylon bushes that guide the shifter. This allows the shifter to misalign.
Parts to repairs are quite cheap - then depends on how mechanical you are as to handling it yourself.

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be 1988 and Im sure it has high miles, sound like worn transmission, transmission flush and replace it with new fluid might help some. get use tranny from a junk yard better and cost lot less than rebuilt. being GM mechanic for many years i see transmission on a truck with 100k tend to have leaks or need rebuilding. again i see some have better luck but rear.

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