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


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


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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

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.


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

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