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I have a 2008 Jetta it is real hard to shift into 4th an 5th gear sometimes it won't go in if I stop the car it goes right it what could be wrong

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More info would be helpful . im a very intense shifter some times the linkage gets bent the synchros may be the answer i woud look for ways the shifter controls gearing externally might be hydraulic clutch slave cylynder leaking or just bad driving technique (PICINIC)
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Sounds like a problem with either your clutch or your synchros on fourth to fifth gear

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

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They had a problem with this plastic washer that is in the shifter tower it sits just under the shifter it self and gets worn out and causes this to happen- hope that helps.

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Only 2 thing cause this, worn engagement dogs on the gear pack or worn shifter parts or both, how many miles?

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SOURCE: Only 3rd and 4th gears available - 1998 jetta

im not telling you what to do because it could be a bad transmission and an easy fix but I cant tell without looking at it , but if its a hard fix just go to a reliable junkyard and get another

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SOURCE: Hang up in third gear loss of power

Hi All

I have a s40 1.9d / 2000 plate,
In the last month or so the car loses revs when changing up to 3rd and 4th gear, I can only get 50 mph max in 3rd gear 80mp in 4th.
The car has just clocked 185,000 miles
Its a great car but a pai at the moment, I've had a service including fuel fillter change added fuel cleaners to the deilsel all to no avail


Any suggestions

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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