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My 1999 golf 4 drives only on 3rd gear when pushed to drive. And my brother's 2000 model golf 4 wait for like 2 seconds before moving when engaged. please, what is the best option in fixing these problems.

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It can be the gearbox oil level that is to low or the torque converter that is on its way out.hope this helps

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