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Manual transmission Reverse cable is broken from main linkage housing. Connector for the reverse cable is plastic and cannot find where this section broke away from.

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  • JKertesz Oct 12, 2008

    I lost several of my gears yesterday on my 1999 VW Bug. No reverse, 1st or 2nd. I think I have 3rd and 4th, but not in the right position. What's going on and what will it cost to repair?
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    Joe.kertesz@gmail.com




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This happened to my wife's 1998 beetle few months back. Took it to aamco transmission and they replaced the plastic connector, and reinforced it with a metal jacket. Repair cost $500

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