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VW Microbus 2.3I Transmission problems

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I am struggling to get 2nd and 3rd gear. It does engage, after forcing it in. I have a 1998 VW Microbus 2.3I 4 speed gearbox

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You can try to adjust the clutch cable if it has a cable, if its hydrualyic clutch then i would say theres a problem with the clutch plate or preasure plate, but first check the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder if its low then you may have a leak, most of the time its the slave cylinder or master that leak, the master is what the clutch pedal pushes which inturn send fluid to the slave cylinder at the trany which pushes the cltuch fork,so start by seeing if its hydraulic which i think it is. then fluid check if low check for leaks.

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