We just got a used 2001 VW Cabrio through a private sale and are unfortunately encountering the first issues a few days after.
It has a manual transmission.
When reversing, the car makes a clack clack sound.
The clack clack sound is faster if the car reverses faster.
The sound is loud when reversing with the the clutch pedal up.
The sound faints, but still exists with the clutch pedal down.
The sound disappears when the clutch stick is disengaged from a gear, even though the car keeps rolling backwards.
We know from the receipts, that the car had clutch work done in April.
Before hitting up mechanics, we are trying to find out if this is merely a clutch issue or if this could likely be the entire transmission, or whether we are totally off and its something else entirely.
THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE!