I have a 99 vw beetle 2.0 the mechanic I bought the car put a new transmission and new linkage it will go into all gears but wont go into reverse and a new slave cylinder what can I do?

Fred Hanson

Asked by Aug 14, 2015 at 10:09 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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As you stated a slave cylinder so it has a standard tranny and new linkage so my thought would be that the reverse portion of the linkage did not stay adjusted so reverse won't engage as it should.

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Chris Van Kleeck

Its a "new" transmission, or a used one that may have a bad reverse gear?

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