Recently i have been experiencing problems with getting my 87 16v in first gear. More recently its been extremely hard to shift into second gear. I just put a new clutch kit in it no more than a year ago so i have ruled that out. Could it be something to do with the shift linkage or would it more likely be something to do with the transmission? Any suggestions please?
Make sure if you get the linkage kit, with the bushings, you get the kit that has the orangish, red bushing. The kit from German Auto Parts doesnt have it. But it does have the linkage arms. The kit from Partsgeek.com DOES have the orange bushing, but not the linkage arm. Get both kits, and replace everything.
I just did this. I had the same issue.
I wouldnt hurt a fly. Unless it kept buzzing around in my face, and annoying me.
Yep that; replace all the soft parts with new schitt, and be sure it's the correct new schitt.
Also; you'll probably need to re-align shift rod, see Bentley. Looks intimidating at first, but read and comprehend... ees not so bad. Figure out how it works and tweak as needed, you'll be slap shifting in no time.
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I'll guess that that statement means that yours is either so badly deteriorated as to be unidentifiable, if not missing entirely.
See the bracket bolted to the top of the steering rack, that the main shift rod passes thru? Thy orange bushing goes in that - it supports & guides the shift rod.
'88 Scirocco 16v, 'tastefully' modified.
things currently broken (Scirocco): 3
things currently broken (QSW): too many; but, slowly getting better