Okay, I have a 1998 Audi a3 1.6 and I've established I need a new gearbox mine has ccompletely failed, but I would like to know the cause of failure,
What happened was, reverse gear started playing up, and popping out of position, grinding and shaking the car badly. And then one day it popped out of reverse and the whole gearbox went stiff, like the linkage got stuck? And now I don't have reverse, 1st or 2nd gear. But in its place is, 3rd gear where reverse and first should be, and 4thgear where 2nd should be. Yes literally when I put it in where reverse should be it engages 3rd gear? Anyone know the underlying problem other than its completely knackered? Or are the gearboxes on the Audi a3 1.6's garbage.