is there any way to tighten the shifter? mine seems to be getting more loosy goosy and has more play than it did before. i took the boot off and looked to see if there was a screw or nut to tighten and i didnt see anything.
I know with the MK 4's you have a shiftlinkage in the front within the engine bay. When i through on my TT Shifter Link, I noticed that the cables to the Shifter seems like it could be tightned or loosened. Not sure if it's the same with the MK 3's but i would ckeck it out.
you have a 98 and the shifter is loose?... its sounds to me like a bushing or something has fallen out... i have a 93 and its still very tight... the shifter knob unscrews and the boot just pulls off the shifter plate ... that will give you access to the linkage... the linkage runs all the way to the top of the tranny so just open the hood and you should see everything else that could be loose