1992 Volkswagen Golf Q&A
1992 Volkswagen Golf Question: My manual transmission will not go into gear.
My car will not go into any gears. It actually will go into reverse, but it's a hard crunch to get there. With the car turned off it shifts fine into all gears. The clutch does not slip and I replaced the clutch cable a few weeks ago. I'm lost as of now. It was shifting fine and then the other day it crunched into reverse and then wouldn't go into first and it was consecutively harder for each gear thereafter. Now it will not go into any. - rplowden
Check your clutch cable for proper adjustment. It sounds to me like the clutch is not fully disengaging which would make it hard to put in gear, and grind when you hit reverse. (reverse typically is not synchronized like the forward gears are.) - Wilsonite
Norris haynes - Visitor
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.