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  1. 98 Beetle (diesel / manual) won't shift

    Transmission Talk
    I have a manual beetle. It is a 98 diesel. I have noticed the shifting going down to 1st and 2nd a little sticky. Yesterday it stopped downshifting all together. It would shift up and go into neutral but not down. It will shift between the gears when the engine is turned off. Also, when stopped...
  2. How do I get the plastic cap on the VW tranny linkage?

    Transmission Talk
    I have the little plastic ball cap that has to be pressed onto the manual transmission linkage metal ball in my 5-spd '98 Beetle under the shift lever. I am under the car on my back with the lower cover and linkage removed. Pretty much can't get two hands on it at once without ripping out the...