I have a 96 jetta VR6. I can put it in any gear with or without using the clutch,but it doesn't move anywhere..The car starts fine no weird noises or anything. What can it be?
I could only think of checking your linkage. Make sure everything is correct, because my guess would be that if the linkage acutally moved the syncros then the car would stall out since it wouldnt have enough gas for the crank to turn the driving gear on the trans once the clutch is engaged.
its easier to check that then to assume it would be a transmission issue and pull the trans
You can only put it in gear without the clutch with the car off right? If you can put it in gear with no clutch, with the car running, that would be pretty interesting.
Do you have a broken axle?
If it feels like it goes into gear, it's not a shift linkage problem.
Last edited by root beer; 07-22-2011 at 08:36 AM.
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^^^ This. I had an axle break without warning or sound. I didn't discover it until I came out to start and try to drive away. No visible signs of breakage. I discovered it by putting the car in gear with the engine running and then looking down at the axle (hood up). One was spinning slowly (low first gear on a TDI). A safer method if you're on level ground is to put the car in gear and then roll it back and forth. You may see one axle shaft stand still or, in the case of having an LSD, one will rotate the wrong way.
Did you check the axles? I thought I needed a clutch, too. But couldn't believe it would just quit without slipping first. I think mine shifted without the clutch, too. I don't recall. But there's almost no resistance to the tranny when an axle is spinning freely under the car.