Transmission


#1

My car won’t go into 1st and 2nd gear but it will go into 3rd and up. It just happened all of a sudden. What is wrong??


#2

First: check your fluid. Is it low or dirty? How old’s the car and what’s the mileage? Need more specifics.


#3

We don’t know what kind of car you drive. Year, make, model, mileage, engine and transmission type, etc, are useful and necessary information.

How are we to know wether your car has a manual or an automatic transmission if you don’t tell us?

I’m guessing it’s a manual, but unless you specify I’m not saying any more.


#4

Linkage fell off.


#5

Sorry-I am new to the car world! The car is a manual, 2003 VW GTI 1.8T. It has app. 105,000 miles. Thanks for the help!


#6

My bet is a linkage problem. Most any mechanic should be able to handle it. Since you are not under warranty, I would recommend an independent mechanic. Don’t go to a chain and don’t even drive through the lot of a fast oil change place.