I need some advice, all help provide will be greatly appreciated.
Our Cabriolet is having few issues, when placed in reverse and engaged it tends to pop out or grind, when we drive on the highway not able to engage 5th gear at all.
Mechanic asked me to get shift linkage kit for the car. I ordered it based on the year and the short and long shift linkage rods do not fit they are different. Being said went down to parts store and it looks like the short and long shift linkage rods are from a 1984 rabbit or pick up manual transmission. Could it have a manual tranny with 4 gears only?
Could it be that previous owners swapped the tranny and motor?
1- How can I check if the car has the original motor and tranny
2 - what causing issue with reverse and not engaging 5th gear?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated