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    1. 06-02-2012 06:19 PM #1
      please help I was just stopped and parked and then went to leave and put the automatic into reverse but it doesn't go it is like it still in neutral, can anyone help to what the problem is? all other gears work just not reverse.
      I'm still at school and really dont know where to begin as its my first car,

    2. Member CoolAirVw's Avatar
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      06-04-2012 07:49 AM #2
      Usually no reverse requires rebuild to fix.

      1.. If it will drive forward see if it has 3rd. They share a common componant.

      2.. Also as you drive forward "throw"it in manual low to see if it "engine brakes".

      If either one of these is the case then you need a new trans. If #1 then you have direct clutch problem. If #2 you have low & reverse problem. NOte: these terms (low and reverse and direct clutch) are "transmission industry terms". VW specific terms may differ.
      Auto trans fluid change or flush will not make a trans fail. Stop spreading the wives tale/urban myth.
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