my gear wont shift only revers on 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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

by in New York, NY on June 25, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on June 26, 2011
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
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COMMENT by on July 01, 2011
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 by on June 25, 2013
reverse light switch is causing all you promlems $20 from vw