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I have a real problem getting intoo first gear. No problem with any of the gears

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  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    I have a 1987 VW Cabriolet with a 5 speed trans and I'm having a real problem getting into first gear. I have no problem with any of the other gears.

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I need to know what model and year of car that you have.The most likely problem for bad shifts in a vw is that the bushing are worn out in the lower shift linkages of of the shift rod it's self.You can remove the rubber boot from the floor of the gear shift handle and you should be able to see the problem in the way it shifts.The clutch is not the problem or you would have a problem getting into all gears so start there.More info will be needed if this is an automatic,or if this a non-jetta based car,let me know what you have for a car please.

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  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    Car in question is a 1987 VW Cabriolet with a manual 5 speed trans.

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The year will help to determine the problem
If its a electronic trans the 1st gear solenoid is at fault

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  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    I have a manual trans. Does this alter your answer

  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    I have not received a clear response

  • carvalhojule Jul 30, 2010

    I'd like to contine working with ftw1952 and I am trying to clearify the problem. Point is I am not sure I understand his recommendation.

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