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My 97 golf 5 speed manual trans. is making a clattering sound when backing up in reverse any ideas

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May need to get your fluid and filter changed befor you have to replace the tranny. Tis usually cost around $60 at a tranny shop. Good luck to you.

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  • Neil Dec 17, 2011

    Hi,
    On the manual transmission, the reverse gear gets chipped. Normally happens when the reverse gear is selected when the vehicle is not yet completely stationary. The Manual box does not have a filter in it and the oil is fillled for life. The other thing that faults but is normally if forward is the diff rivets. Inspect the casing to see if there is a newly smashed hole in it near the driveshaft flanges.
    Kind regards,
    Neil

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