Go Back Home > Forums > 1998-2011 New Beetle > Transmission Talk

Transmission Talk Discussion area for transmission and related issues and concerns.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2008, 12:21 PM
itsherbugRegistered Member itsherbug is offline
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Question Transmission not engaging

Hello, my girlfriends 1999 new beetle has 150k on it and is a 5-speed and today her transmission decides it doesn't want to go into first or reverse at all. It just pops out of gear and revs she says. Anybody have any clue as to what it can be?
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 01:37 PM
noR's Avatar
noRRegistered Member noR is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Jackson, MS, USA
Car: 2000 GLX Tekno-Blue/Grey 1.8t 5-spd

bad shift linkage. Maybe soemthing's wore out like a shift fork. Or maybe the cables just need adjusting.

Good luck.
noR | me | Phrog
southern fried dubs - "we like it crispy"
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 01:54 PM
DZLBUG's Avatar
DZLBUGRegistered Member DZLBUG is offline
Probably MIA
Join Date: Mar 2008
Blaine, MN, USA
Car: 2000 New Beetle GLS TDI Silver Arrow

Check the fluid level. Transmissions dont like to shift if they are low on lube.

If thats good, then look into adjusting the linkage.
2000 New Beetle GLS TDI
5 speed swap w/SBC Stg 3 clutch and Dieselgeek short shifter, RC3, PP520's, Eurojet SMIC, 3 bar map, Dieselgeek skidplate, 2" lift w/VR6 springs, 2.5" turbo-back straight pipe "weedburner" side exhaust, air horn, ABD Cup front bumper, HID retrofit, LED tails, Bernt Pod w/McNally gauges. WISH LIST: VNT 17/22 hybrid turbo, RC5 and other silly stuff.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
transmission help KatieScarlet New Member Forum 2 10-25-2008 08:00 PM
wtb. 2.0 transmission fuel110 Market Place Archives 9 06-25-2008 04:49 PM
I need a new Transmission Pan 04BabyBlueVert 2.0 Liter Gas 2 02-12-2008 11:00 PM
I need a little help with my transmission SLC Dubster Transmission Talk 2 03-18-2007 02:21 AM
DSG Transmission? Maggadog Transmission Talk 20 07-27-2006 02:40 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.