One of the plastic ballcups on one of the pushrods probably popped off it's linkage under the hood.
so i was leaving my friends house.... and my car would only go into 1st 3rd and 5th
car shifted prefectly till then its a 97 2.0 gti, i feel like someone ****ed with my linkage. but its too dark so anyone have any other ideas?
( wouldnt go to reverse 2nd or 4th)
the same thing happened to my in my 98 gl. i replaced the bushings and changed the fluid and nothing changed. it turned out that a part of my trans that the linkage was mounted to had broken which caused me to loose gears. start with the good ol visual inspection
turns out i dropped my ipod in the shift tower and jammed up in there lol
haha ive had the same happen with a pen... not thinking i popped the hood and started screwing around with the shifter linkage box (not sure the exact name of it)... and i realized the previous owner had ziptied the box in place. well i broke the zip ties and moved it around, and now i cant figure out where the box goes in the engine bay, so i just left it sitting kinda wierd.... my haynes manual doesnt show where to install it... if anyone knows PLEASE let me know.
ok so oncce i removed the ipod i didnt actually test it out, so now i have reverse but no 2nd or 4th. could i have bent something trying to slam it in gears? the linkage on the trans has nothing wrong with it
There are c-clips known to fall off on the shift cable trans bracket. Sounds like this happened to you. The c-clip I'm speaking of holds the outside of the shifter cable (in this case, gear selector cable) to the bracket on top of trans. If this pops out, the pulling motion the cable still works (1st, 3rd, 5th,) but the cable will bow when push pressure is applied for 2nd or 4th. The cable is bowing and has slack without the securing c-clip to that bracket. Look around where this first happened to you, see if the clip is laying on the ground. They can land and stay on top of the trans if you are lucky.
i dont see anywhere where there would be a clip missing, any chance you have a picture
something like so: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...hifter/ES6769/
also how would one "adjust" the linkage
Last edited by builtvw; 04-29-2012 at 07:33 PM.