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2003 jetta, shifter sometimes gets stuck between reverse and

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Customer: 2003 jetta, shifter sometimes gets stuck between reverse and drive won't reverse shifter tight
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: transmission seems to shift fine once it is in gear its almost like there is resistance to proper movement of the automatic shiter shifter
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer.

The first thought in my mind is that you might have a cable problem. What I mean is that the cable that select the different gear positions on the transmission has a spot where the cable has rubbed thru the teflon cover of the cable and getting stuck on the outer casing of the cable. Or I might be wrong and there is something amiss inside the transmission.

To find out one will actually have to disconnect the cable from the lever on the transmission and see when you operate it if there is any resistance.

The cable sits right on top of the transmission and it is easy to disconnect it.

Should you need more information and or assistance please do not hesitate to ask.