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The shifter and linkage; is a simple setup, review this video. I had to rebuild mine and found, bushings, coupler, parts worn, etc. After that, you need to adjust things correctly. Do you have a regulator Beetle or Super Beetle?


 

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The shifter and linkage; is a simple setup, review this video. I had to rebuild mine and found, bushings, coupler, parts worn, etc. After that, you need to adjust things correctly. Do you have a regulator Beetle or Super Beetle?


its not the shifter and linkage we tried everything with that. We took out the transmission to see if something’s wrong with that
 

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What exactly have you done; what parts did you replace, did you remove the shifter shaft, replace the bushings, coupler, striker plate, adjust everything correctly, etc. and what inspections have you done?

After almost 50 years of use, parts will be worn out and in some cases just fall apart.

With the trans axle removed, did you remove the nose cone; inspect the shifter lever for wear or damage? I lost all my gears and found the lever to be broken off.

Like any problem, its about narrowing down the problem; until you find the cause of the issue, a process of elimination.


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