91 manual jetta won't shift gears

Asked by Aug 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM about the 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son's 91 Wolfsbrug edition manual transmission Jetta won't shift gears. The fluid
receptacle near the back ( I think for brake fluid) is full. There is a little receptacle right
next to the battery that looks low, but I don't know what goes in it. I'm just a mom trying to
help my teenage son narrow down possibilities before spending money at a garage.
Any ideas?

4 Answers

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Will it go into the gears with the engine turned off? If so its probably a slave cylinder issue. Either needs bleeding or replacing.

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http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4630636-DIY-bleeding-an- O2A-clutch-master-slave-cylinder

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104,085

Delete the space between (an- 02). (an-02) should look like that in the address. At that site is a link to a video that might help explain one way to bleed the system.

104,085

The other little receptacle should be the clutch slave cylinder fluid. Most use just regular brake fluid in them.

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