Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission on Volkswagen Golf TDI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 77,733 (45,000–96,000)
14 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
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Manual transmission doesnt shift 3rd, 4th and 5fth gears
Had rebuilt tranny and clutch installed and now it is quite noisy when in neutral and clutch is out.
I'm just now noticing some issues with my VW going into reverse.