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My car wont reverse. 97 jetta what could it be and how much to repair?

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Most cars require that the engine be running and at normal operating temperature when you check the transmission fluid level. It might tell you how to do it on the transmission dipstick itself. If the engine races (the RPMS) increase but the car does not move....you probably do have an internal transmission problem.......OR there could be something wrong in the new rear end, which does sound suspicious since you recently had work done on it. If this is a manual transmission you might have an internal problem with the clutch or the transmission itself, although most manual transmissions are hydraulic, meaning they require fluid to operate. The clutch master cylinder is usually next to the brake master cylinder, and most cars use brake fluid as "clutch" fluid.

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SOURCE: 1999 volkswagen jetta wont go into reverse reverse cable came off

Broken shifter clip at transmission end

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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