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Stiff gears and no Reverse

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by awfmaster, Sep 14, 2009.

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    [Sep 14, 2009]
    I have a 1998 1.8t A3 and recently swapped the gearbox for a vw golf box which was identical.

    The problem i have is now i have fitted the box everything went back together fine but the gearstick is extremely stiff and cannot get it in reverse whatsoever!

    Any suggestions appreciated.
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    [Sep 14, 2009]
    Did you check the gearbox before swapping it over, could have been knackered from the start.
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    The gearbox was working OK before hand it had just been lyin around for a while which i dont think should affect it.

    When i move the selector by hand its selcting more than one gear but by the stick its only selecting one which i think is third.
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    [Sep 15, 2009]
    Could be that the linkage needs re-aligning?
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    [Sep 17, 2009]
    Anyone know how to re-align the linkage then?

    Ill give that a try thanks
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