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Hi, I have 1999 VW Golf TDI that has developed a manual transmission problem. I can engage 5th gear easily but, and this often, but not always, cannot disengage it readily for neutral / downshifts. The shifter is very loose sideways and up / down when in 5th, firm in other positions. With the exception of occasional trouble engaging 1st smoothly, all gears and reverse work fine. There is no whine or other untoward transmission noise. Any ideas? Approximate cost of repair? Thank you in advance. L. Krysl
Hello Ludvik, You are correct in saying that I can only judge from what you write. Dirty oil comes down to bad maintaining. Regards, Martin.