Passat possoble tranny?

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Asked by Oct 23, 2013 at 09:42 PM about the 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just purchased a 2003 passat. It
shifts smoothly through every gear
except when put in reverse it makes
a loud "clank". Is there any reason
for this one particular gear to have
problems? If the tranny was going
bad would i notice it in the other
gears? Thsnks

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228,115

It could be just reverse. Auto or manual?

I'd take a look at the motor mounts by using a floorjack and woodblock to see if there is any separation of cohesion which should be taking place...most likely is affecting the linkage to the reverse engagement...might be "overdoin' it" because the geometry has been upset by the transmission mounts askew~

....just an educated guess~

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I was thinking possibly the mounts. Its an automatic. Is there a bushing or just linkage to the reverse?

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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/volkswagen-passat-glx-4motion-first- drive-review

you know I've heard such things...we should do a CG search on this~

it is also 4wd? according to carNdriver~

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Its the regular glx not the 4 motion. Loose mounts do make sense.

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228,115

If the mounts check out, it could be the reverse clutch drum that could be broken, a common problem with the Passat's and Audi's. Best to have the Pro's look at it.

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Mine started with that. Then after you put it in reverse and go to drive, I had to turn car off and back on. Transmission going out

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