my 73 sb 4 speed standard wont go forward in any gear does anyone know what might be the problem?

Asked by Aug 13, 2011 at 12:19 AM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed that it wouldnt go into third gear , now I got home and it goe into gear but wont go forward .

6 Answers

35

you have probably lost third gear gonna need to rebuild trans might have lost the shift forks that slide the gears into mesh

I was able to go for a drive still wount go into 3rd though. Im new to SB maintance thing. Would you recommend looking at the Slide Gears first? If so so how do I go about it?

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Check shift bushing, and shift coupler first. My be is the bushing is bad.

235

check if the clutch is the problem.There should be a clutch fluid reservoir that needs to be full.Joseph.

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Uh....no. The older bugs had cable operated clutches. Hydraulic clutches weren't used until vw screwed up and started adding water to the engines!

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You might want to look at your shift plate. Located under the shifter. Just put a new onevon. They're not expensive and I replaced mine myself. I'm a girl

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