2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Q&A

2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: my gear wont shift only revers

on a trip my gear refuse to shift the 5th gear so a go on with the 4th gear for about 100 km so i got the hot water flashing and stop flashing i stop waiting to the cae cool down i put water was good go and try to shift but only revers working no frontal gear want to work help what to do or repaiar -
Answer 1
I think your transmission has failed internally. Very sorry to tell you it sounds bad. Ask a VW specialist or a transmission shop and get a diagnosis and estimate of the price to fix it. If you want to find a VW specialist, here's our directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=10018&car_brand_names=Volkswagen -
Comment 1
thanks a lot for your care & answer yes as you said it was bad & it went worse i just changed the whole gear box with a new one 2004 but after they fix it the gear goes only reverse & 1st shift only they talking about gear sensor or somthing in car wiering is that true or what ??? update i think the car went into limpmode the TCM needs to be programed thats what the VW dealer told me ??? -
Answer 2
reverse light switch is causing all you promlems $20 from vw -