I have a manual 1999 Golf. I am having difficulty changing into first gear after I have been in reverse. When I first start driving I can switch smoothly (usually just once), but later in the trip it becomes increasingly difficult. Often when I arrive at my destination I will park in reverse and have to go into third to move the car slightly into position (it often won’t go into second either).
The problem has occurred a few times when I shifted from second down to first… Any ideas?