'02 Jetta 1.8T - AT gear selector binding
On my daughter's Jetta the rubber/plastic sliding cover, inside the A/T gear selector, bunches up and prevents selection of Drive or lower forward gears. After repeatedly shifting into reverse then back to Drive the plastic cover will finally smooth out so the transmission can be shifted back into drive.
How do I remove the gear selector cover to gain access to the plastic membrane around the shift lever so it can be cleaned and sprayed with silicone? Are there tabs or latches that have to be released in order for the cover to be removed? Have a funny feeling that she spilled a coffee or soda and that may be causing things to stick & bind!
Dad the backyard mechanic