4th gear isn't working in my 86 cabrio.

Asked by Jun 19, 2012 at 05:02 PM about the 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4th gear isn't working in my 86 cabrio. It will shift into 4th but when I hit the has the rpms just go up and the car
doesn't move. Do I have to replace the tranny or is there something else going on?

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Sounds like a "stripped" gear, they are nylon and do not take too well to grinding. find a good VW mechanic, do NOT go to a VW dealer, find a used tranny in a quality junk yard. Rebuilds are available on line. Bear

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