Car - 2000 Jetta MK4 VR6 - Manual 5 speed - 99k miles
So I've had shifting issues for awhile, grinding into reverse, grinding into 2nd with clutch to the floor, which I've worked around by shifting to 2nd before shifting to reverse etc.
Well this weekend I had trouble shifting into 5th, I was able to get in gear after cycling back through all the gears. It happened again and this time I heard some grinding I shifted out of 5th to 4th and then back 5th to check and got grinding again, immediately pulled it out of gear and drove with 4th as the max gear all the way home. I tested it one more time close to home and I get shifter movement into 5th but the engine revs like I'm in neutral.
What did I break or what do you think broke?
I checked the shift linkages and nothing is bent, I readjusted the shift linkages as well with no change. I've found a couple of threads about replacing 5th gear but I'm not sure if that's what my problem is or not, any help would be appreciated.