what cause a 97 volkswagen golf to be in first when you put it in reverse??

Asked by Dec 03, 2015 at 12:49 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

MY car is in first gear when I put it in reverse. in stead of moving backwards it goes forward. and then when you put it first its in 3rd?

3 Answers

68,255

Linkage on the shifter transmissoin,needs adjusting

25

I had an 85 Golf with this problem and T_S_T is correct. Also, the little nylon joining pieces that connect the linkage shafts get warn out and sometimes break. This can contribute to your problem.

45

Have your mechanic check the linkage, that's probably the issue. Good luck!

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