1994 Volkswagen Golf Repair Question
Reverse gear, manual transmission not working as it should (grinding)
3 weeks??? it should be covered under warranty????
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If by new you meant "installed a used transmission" then I would
say that the new/used transmission has developed the same problem.
Reverse gear noise is common on the 020 transmissions when they get old.
Are you sure this isn't just a hydraulic clutch issue?
I'm pretty sure this is cable operated...
You're right but the cable could be shredding too.
It is a cable operated clutch and I'm almost positive that the gear is blown, I dont know much about cars but when I'm on a flat all it does it make loud grinding sounds and if it even moves the car it clicks and is super uneven.
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Yep, sounds like you're right.
The original question still stands:
"what I was wondering is if it is possible to replace the reverse
gear or if i need to pay another $1800 for a new transmission"
Sure, it's possible and i am sure they will find many other problems that will likely come up to that number anyway. Rebuilding would still be more reliable than a used one as you have already found out.