If my 1971 Beetle automatic stick shift grinds when only putting in reverse, do I need to replace the control valve. Can't get into reverse at all now.

Asked by Jul 17, 2012 at 04:19 AM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like it could be the small plate under the gearstick that engages it in gear. It's probably worn and the groove is no longer a groove. You can buy them fairly cheaply and as long as you have a good repair manual it's fairly easy to replace.

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