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When I drive my 96 VW Jetta in 5th on the freeway, it will constantly pop out of gear while driving. How can I fix this?

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Manual?? new syncro needed but i could be wrong and it could be the gear linkage needs adjusting .underneath car is splined rod with a clamp on it .Check this in case its been knocked or it may need adjusting ,slacken pinch bolt and turn to right a little bit

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