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 .

5 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?

1,745

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.

1,745

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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