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1996 golf stuck in mid gear . The "check engine" light is on. Ealrier, prior to check engine light, I could turn engine off and transmission seemed to reset. This only occured upon initial driving.

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Dirty transmission may be at fault on a car this old.

Have it flushed and filled to see if problem goes away.

If not, another transmission may be in order or a rebuild.

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