I have a 1999 beetle. When I shift into reverse it goes to first gear, and first gear is starting in the 3rd gear position. Is there a linkage adjustment.

springlook
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Asked by springlook Mar 16, 2013 at 02:27 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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tenspeed
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I don't know which transmission you have. This site might help - http://newbeetle.org/forums/technical-modifications/38939-trans-shifter- adjustment-02j.html

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springlook
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I will check it out. Thank you

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garageman
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Sounds like you have got a worn shift gate,if you get a second person to operate the shifter while you observe it's action,you will see the wear on the shifter parts on the top side of the transmission,it is not a difficult job to do.the one thing that you MUST keep in mind that there can be NO slop in any of the linkages,there is a plastic guide of sorts that will wear out and exacerbates the slop,once that happens you get the disappearing reverse and first ,third syndrome,if you are not comfortable doing this ,again my advise ,find a shop that specializes in VW

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