Car has 206k miles (estimated)
Transmission is 2Y
Shifter bushings have been shot to hell since I picked up the car.
Recently changed the trans oil.
Only slightly more than 1 quart came out, and it was the nastiest blackest fluid I've seen yet. Drove with no ill effects like that for a couple months with the crap fluid.
I replaced the fluid with 2 quarts of Specialty Formulations MTL-R
Trans acted like absolute garbage for 2 days of driving after the fluid change but then seemed to clear up and has been shifting better than ever.
My best guess is gunk was unsticking and blending with the new fluid.
Fast forward a couple weeks to last night. I decide to go for a drive because I was bored and ended up going to a local VW meet about 45 minutes away.
On the way there everything was fine, I merge onto a different parkway and have to slow down etc, I go to put the car in 5th and it just feels like theres no gate for 5th to go into. So Im cruising in 4th weeeee.
Try putting it in 5th a few mins later and snick snick it goes right in like usual. No whining or anything unusual atleast from what I can hear.
I get to the meet, chill for an hour or more.
I had forgotten all about the not getting it into 5th till I go to put it in. Had to drive the whole way home in 4th.
I figured it was because of my shot shifter bushings.
Today I go outside and manually try to put it in 5th by the input shaft and no go.
Its like theres no slot for 5th gear at all.
Goes in every other gear just fine.
I clutch in/out like 10 times.
Still wont let me put it in 5th.
What do I do?