Hi, I know the reverse gear goes in all Jettas. I got the car w/a chipped gear and it finally went . . .
It used to just make a small clunking noise but eventually it started popping out of gear and I had to physically hold the shifter in place. The backup was smooth... just made the small noise. It kept popping out because I wasn't holding it tight enough I guess and because I had pressure on the shifter it would go back in place... even though the clutch wasn't on fully so that probably made it worse. It never seemed to get worse until one day... I tried to go backwards and it made a terrible, loud clunking sound. The next time I tried to go in reverse, it made this noise for a second, but eventually just stopped and would make a grinding noise.
It seems like if I push real hard it kinda works but it makes a terrible clunking sound and eventually slips out and you can hear the gear somewhat grinding... not like if you were to put it in gear w/out clutch, a weird grinding.
I wonder if the thrower bearing is gone too?
I need advice, I don't know if I should get a used tranny or have someone rebuild mine.
I'm really thinking of scrapping the car, I don't want to dish out $300-500 for a tranny never mind labor. I really want a 95+ Jetta VR6 and this might be the time to get it.
I have like no money, I'm only 17.
Also, when I try to use it, it sometimes gets stuck and I can't pull it out of gear unless I somewhat release the clutch.
Last edited by Sakkath; 01-21-2009 at 04:11 PM.