Hello, i have a 2002 jetta 1.8t 5 speed manual. I have trouble to shift it to first. i dont know why is doing this, it burnt my clutch out. Any ideas on what can it be?


Asked by Jul 04, 2014 at 01:10 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Scott Sr.

Not sure how that would burn out the clutch unless you were only starting motion in 2nd gear...but, first things to check are the easy things... a good and proper clutch cable, proper lubricant level in the transmission (consider upgrading to a better gear oil), and you can pop the end-cap off the transmission to check the throw-out bearing. If that doesn't turn up anything, professional assistance may be needed.

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