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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Can't get my 1998 vw beetle in reverse. When I think it's in

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can't get my 1998 vw beetle in reverse. When I think it's in reverse it's really in 1st. Is this a linkage problem or transmission problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Unless there is some other issue, like for example, the trans jumps out gear, it is most likely a linkage/gate problem.

Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Hi again. Just checking to see if the information I providedhelped you solve your issue. If it did, then kindly accept and rate my answer now.If it didn't, please reply.

Best Regards.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I figured it was a linkage problem. I wanted to know how to fix it.
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Please don't get upset, but since we never know what's on our customers mind when they post their requests, we respond to what's posted hoping to establish a conversation that will lead us to know what the customer really needs from us. In this case you chose not to reply to my first response, which left me in the dark.
I'm sorry I did not realize you wanted repair instructions then; do you still need those? Is there anything I can do to help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
never mind
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Best Regards.

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

How the problem will be repaired depends on what is wrong, and until it is diagnosed there isn't a way to know what repair will be necessary.

Have you actually verified there is a linkage issue, and if so, what exactly is the issue?