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Gear Box Issue

Discussion in 'VW (Classic Pre 1980)' started by Caineyj, 5 June 2018.

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  1. Caineyj

    Caineyj Newbie

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    2
    From:
    uk
    Car:
    beetle
    Hi - I have a 1200 71 beetle and have, I imagine a potentially expensive issue with the gear box. If I stop the car in gear, it get's stuck in gear. Has anyone experienced this and how did they rectify it. At the moment I just make sure I don't stop in gear but I would like to get this sorted soonest.
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

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    945
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Hello and welcome!
    You are right, in that you might have an expensive problem.
    Or not.
    I've not personally experienced it but there a few common causes of "being stuck in gear".

    Using the principle of Occam's Razor look at the simplest solution first: gear linkage. If this is the problem is could be an easy fix.
    At the other end of spectrum something has broken off inside the gearbox and is blocking movement. That would involve taking the gearbox out of the car (might mean the engine has to come out as well), opening the box, stripping and repairing. If you have the tools, workshop, and knowledge you can do this yourself, however if you are relying on a professional expect the bill to hit £1000 for labour and parts. More if a new box is needed.
     
  3. Caineyj

    Caineyj Newbie

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    2
    From:
    uk
    Car:
    beetle
    Thanks Lunchmoney. Couple of friends mentioned gear linkage, so will investigate that first; it pops out of gear if you rock the car gently. Who knows? Finger's crossed it will be the former. Thanks again.
     
  4. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    No worries. Keep us updated |B
     
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