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Offline kevin1966

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Reverse gear
« on: 14 August 2011, 19:18 »
Hi
Today i had to reverse up a steep lane to let someone pass.
While reversing my mk3 8v gti it jumped out of gear a few times.
Is this a gearbox fault or selector issue.
Doesnt jump out when reversing on the flat
Anyone heard of this
Cheers

Offline DigitalDogg

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Re: Reverse gear
« Reply #1 on: 14 August 2011, 20:15 »
this was happening to me a few years ago, but it would only jump out of reverse
if i rev'd it high, ie reversing up a hill, after a few months i had no reverse at all and all the forward gears was making one hell of a noise...

contacted VW for a price on a gearbox and they said £1100  :laugh: so i just went and picked one up from a breakers yard... £250.

if i had it looked at when it started to jump out of reverse then maybe it could have been saved, try and get it looked at before its to late
« Last Edit: 15 August 2011, 12:14 by DigitalDogg »

Offline birch

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Re: Reverse gear
« Reply #2 on: 15 August 2011, 08:34 »
mine went exactly the same way too, it used to jump out of reverse if reversing fast or uphill, then i had to reverse out of a parking space up a bank and the gearbox exploded! mine lasted 2-3 years by being careful with it but i had no choice but to reverse out of parking space upbank after somebody jammed me in by parking right on my front bumper!
« Last Edit: 15 August 2011, 08:36 by birch »

Offline harlemex

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Re: Reverse gear
« Reply #3 on: 15 August 2011, 21:51 »
020 gearboxes are bloody awful  :sick:. I think your best lookin for a used one anyway as repairing it could prove very expensive.

Offline kevin1966

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Re: Reverse gear
« Reply #4 on: 17 August 2011, 20:41 »
Many thanks for your help