REVERSE GEAR ON 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION MAKES A LOUD GRINDING

  • Tiny
  • minamee2
  • 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet
  • 227,854 miles

Rattling noise, all other gears work fine, is this fixable? 5 speed manual transmission, all other gears work fine. Is this a clutch issue, transmission replacement time? Please advise

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 11:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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When does it make this noise?

Roy

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM
  • Tiny
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Roy. It makes the rattling noice when I shift into reverse. Once running it stops

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 9:57 PM
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Thanks Thomas.I guess it's overhaul time :)))

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 9:59 PM
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Sorry Thomas, I didn't make myself clear. Specifically reverse rattles but once in 1st, 2nd, etc the rattling stops. Any idea of overhaul approx cost?

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 11:30 PM
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Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated :))) have a great day!

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 11:47 PM
  • Tiny
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I provided useful info that has now been removed.

If "experts" are not familiar with this "common" 020 gear noise, then they are not "experts" in
VW's.

The original poster was happy with my replies, yet the "experts" have yet to post something useful.

There's something wrong with this forum!

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 5:00 AM

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