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I have difficulty shifting not reverse when it's hot and…

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I have difficulty shifting...

I have difficulty shifting not reverse when it's hot and I've driven for a while.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

...shifting INTO reverse...

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

It's a 2005 jetta

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?

Right now I'm just trying to find out what the most likely cause is.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It's a diesel wagon, lots of kms.

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Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 11 months ago
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I assume this is manual trans?

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Transmission Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Hi im kevin first thing i would recommend is to replace trans fluid .if not its highly possible that gear is worn in gearbox

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks
Transmission Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

No problem please rate my service let me know how you get on and if you need anything else at all

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
How do you get oil into the standard transmission?
Transmission Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

There is a bolt on the front of trans that removes to add fluid

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