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    Thread: rabbit problems

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      84/vw/4 door rabbit
      04-02-2012 09:40 AM #1
      currently driving a 1984 vw rabbit, shes a 3 speed automatic but the tranny has been giving me problems... currently it will drive perfectly fine forward in drive, but when i put it in reverse in goes about 3 feet and then just locks up... i also tried putting it in nutral and just rolling it backwards but it just locks up again... i need some help i dont know whats wrong? does anyone have any ideas? thanks for the help.

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      04-05-2012 06:34 PM #2
      it could be a problem with the differential or the rear brake shoes can be falling apart.
      90 4 dr jetta 2L 20V PTE 6262 at 30 psi 10.95 @ 135 mph 2250lbs (94 octane pump gas street car)

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      04-17-2012 07:26 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by A2TDI View Post
      it could be a problem with the differential or the rear brake shoes can be falling apart.
      Alright thank you! I'll look into it today

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      04-18-2012 08:08 PM #4
      Breaks are fine, so must be differential?

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