My gear stick is completely loose, how do I fix it?

Asked by Jun 02, 2016 at 06:34 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

While I was driving I put my car into 5th gear, and
all of the sudden the gear stick became completely
loose. The car remained in 5th gear but I can move
the gear stick around freely even if I don't have the
clutch pressed.

1 Answer

12,515

sounds like you either broke the trany or the stick.. its likely something broke off inside the trany since this does not usually happen

Your Answer:

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,000
  • #2
    Chris Billings
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
174 Great Deals out of 9,923 listings starting at $2,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
427 Great Deals out of 25,374 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
237 Great Deals out of 16,231 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
247 Great Deals out of 38,236 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Civic
395 Great Deals out of 48,377 listings starting at $1,499
Used Volkswagen Golf
71 Great Deals out of 4,986 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Accord
559 Great Deals out of 103,306 listings starting at $1,225
Used Volkswagen Passat
335 Great Deals out of 24,084 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
588 Great Deals out of 65,788 listings starting at $1,460
Used Volkswagen GTI
68 Great Deals out of 5,956 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Camaro
236 Great Deals out of 27,028 listings starting at $2,077
Used Toyota Camry
725 Great Deals out of 72,690 listings starting at $1,250
Used BMW 3 Series
891 Great Deals out of 31,277 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
2,489 listings starting at $15,891
2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 536 listings starting at $13,822
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 342 listings starting at $10,495
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 483 listings starting at $9,683
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 523 listings starting at $6,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.