Recently installed a new second hand 5 speed gearbox on my Jetta 2. For some reason can't find 5th gear, feels like it's a 4 speed gearbox, took it back to the garage and they swore it's a speed and even a mechanic told me it's 5 speed. Maybe it's the linkages or something, i dont know much about gearboxes. Should i get a new one, or is the solution something else?
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old car. 5th gear? is this M/T? 1987 ? A/T? is 4speed
what does stopped working mean . 1: shifter fails to select 5 gear H pattern slot. 2: grinds? 3: cant force it to 5th with clutch depressed.? is free play at spec? 4: raise front wheels off ground, can you get in to 5th now? keyout and running? 5: can you get into 5th parked engine off, and select 5th and then start car in 5th with clutch depresses first step. then slowly very slowly attempt to move car starting in 5th, but dont finish, just feel the gear, feel that its there and not neutral.
installing a transmission incorrectly will seldom it and require another unit ( new is always a suspect word when talking 12 years old and second hand )
I suspect clutch installation , clutch operation ( hydraulic or cable) as the main reason for not driving
best get it to a brake and clutch specialist shop for a proper diagnosis and quote