Won't stay in reverse

Asked by Oct 14, 2007 at 12:19 AM about the 1991 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1991 Passat, 5 spd manual transmission.  Runs great forward, pops out of reverse after a few feet.  Any ideas?

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Sounds like a problem internal to the transmission. You'll have to have a good mechanic or trans shop diagnose this. I have seen the same problem with a Nissan Maxima, ended up needing a replacement trans.

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