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  • ABCJANDMEDRY Aug 08, 2008

    98 JETTA GL. REVERCE POPS OUT OF GEER ON INCLINE CLUTCH WAS REPLACED BY MECH A YEAR AGO AND IT STILL POPS OUT??

  • brianmling Sep 18, 2008

    I have same problem. It seems to go in reverse ok and when it starts to move it pops out and then it grinds. I try to apply pressure but it still feels like it is trying to pop out of gear. My oldest son may have ruined it by using force. I have had 2 mechs tell me it could be messed up linkage and two tell me it is the tranny. can anyone give me some advise prior to replacing tranny.



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98 Jetta GLS  reverse gear can lose teeth and "pop" out of gear especially when backup up an incline.  Dealer fixed it once under warranty but claimed driver misuse.  Problem occurred again and we don't want a costly rebuilt transmission.   

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