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?

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Linkage on the shifter transmissoin,needs adjusting

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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.

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