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My vw golf estate will not do reverse and cant not put it into first i now have to use reverse as first
You will find linkage worn move gears and ask a friend to watch linkage
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: unable to get gears in
The most common cause is something called "clutch drag", a condition where the clutch does not fully release and continues to (partially) transfer power to the transmission. If you're suffering from clutch drag, you will find that gears engage easily when the engine is off, but you have trouble engaging it when the engine is running. You may also find that if you start the engine while it is in gear, a small amount of "shudder" is felt even while the clutch is depressed.
It could be as simple as too much clutch play. If I recall golfs have a cable clutch, so adjustment is done under the hood where the cable connects to the clutch arm on the bell housing. On hydraulic setups it is adjusted on the clutch pedal itself.
It is also possible that the splines on which the clutch plate rides are worn, causing the clutch plate to "rub" against the pressure plate/fly wheel and not fully release because of that.
I had a similar problem on my Toyota Corolla. Adjusting clutch play improved mattes, but the problem only went way after I had the clutch replaced.
I think it comes down to adjusting your clutch play (on the Corolla the clutch play should be between 7 and 15mm, I expect others to be similar) and if that fails, to have an expert look at it. Replacing a clutch is a fairly invasive (and expensive) operation, on most front wheel drive cars it involves removing the wheels, popping the suspension joints, removing the CV joints and the transmission to get at it, so it is usually a good idea to replace everything while you're at it.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
coolant will go into the radiator,there willbe a cap indicating that its the radiator cap under the bonnet,can go into radiator overflow bottle as well but check level indicator on the side
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
Although you posted this question under a 03 VW Golf and you have a MKV. The best I can do is a MKIV set up. From the rear trunk there are access ports just for this job. The right port will be just above the light housing you will find a wire harness for the right assembly. Follow the harness and it will lead you to the assembly. Once located you can squeeze the two tabs and pull the circuit board where the bulbs are installed. Push on the bulb and twist anti-clockwise then pull out of the socket.
The left should be the same procedure and it is located behind your audio components.
NOTE: It's a good idea to wipe your hand and the glass bulb, leaving oily residue will cause early bulb failure once in operation.
Posted on May 30, 2010
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