1974 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CLUTCH OR TRANSMISSION

  • Tiny
  • shelbubba
  • 1974 Volkswagen Beetle

Transmission problem
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

Do I have a problem with my clutch or transmission? When trying to back up, I have to " ride the clutch" to keep the car from bucking and stalling. Going forward is fine. I have no problem shifting into any gear. Just doesn't want to go backwards.
Thanks, Linda

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 9:59 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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I would be looking at the brakes, as if the clutch was worn, you would get the problem in forward as well, I am not dismissing a transmission problem but a trans will normally not show these characteristic if it is faulty, a broken brake spring can cause the brakes to grab in reverse under some circumstances.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 4:48 AM

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