Question about 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
When shifting from 1st to 2nd then 2nd to 3rd, there is a noise, not a grinding noise.
Either your clutch is getting bad, or you're shifting down too soon, and up too late. Try double clutching. Push in your clutch and push it into neutral. Release the clutch, fan the gas pedal, push the clutch again and shift into 1st. All this does is sychronize the speed of the transmission with the speed of the engine. There were, in the 60's, a lot of cars with the old "three on the tree" that you had to do this every time, and you get pretty good at it after a while.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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