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Wont engage fifth gear

Mk3 golf gti wont go into 5th gear, feels like its not there,

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    I was driving 70 mph in fifth gear and all of a sudden fifth gear wasnt pulling my car forward.

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Try looking at the linkage above gearbox as the white plastic likage clip seperates and pops of

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