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Very loose gearstick first gear doesn't engage

Hi, i have a vw golf mk3 1992. At the end of a long ride on highway, i noticed that my gear stick couldn't engage first gear, but it engaged third instead. it was also difficult to engage second(although possible). Besides the gear stick has become very loose and wobbly. thanks

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  • atlanticonex May 27, 2009

    i add that this morning i tried and succeeded to engage first gear, so it is possible although very difficult, because it generally shift to reverse or third gear.

    In addition it smells burnt especially when i start with third gear instead of first

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    gearstick is floppy and not engaging

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Could be loose cables and out of adjustment or the syncros in the trans about had it.

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This could be down to wear or teh gear stick teh best thing you could do is follow the gear stick to see if there is anything loose.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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