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97 jetta linkage messed up

I just bought a 97 jetta for this guy and the only thing is wrong is the linkage. the linkage feels like it is spring loaded to the passanger side of the car and cant get all the gears. the reasion for this is cuz the guys son took the shifter linkage apart and i think he put it together wrong. if u know how i would be able to fix this please let me know. email me at honda_civic_john@yahoo.com. thank you

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Check a good VW service manual, there is a special alignment gauge for the shifer assembly that is required to set up the shifter if it is dissasembled.

the tool is very reasonably priced, and can be found at several companies that sell specilized auto repair tools.

My guess the last owner probalby got a "short shift kit" and shifter rebuild kit from one
of the places that sell VW performance parts & messed up the installation. these kits work very well , if you put them in right!

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Its probaly just an adjustment on the linkage

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