'91 100q shiftIng difficulty

Vincent Gelinas vrgelinas at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 03:48:55 PST 2012

I'm not an expert, but it almost sounds like the clutch isn't fully
disengaging AND the synchro is worn.  Therefore the input shaft is still
turning but the synchro can't match the speed, and that makes first
difficult to engage, but once the output shaft is turning as well, it gets

I have a similar issue in my mk4 jetta vr6 and it makes first only
selectable when I'm going slow (I like it that way though). Of course, a
dieselgeek shift mechanism with a b&m sts doesn't help lol.

On Jan 17, 2012 6:38 AM, <wadd-wadd at usa.net> wrote:
> When the car is off, shifting is fine, same effort for each gear.
> The car is running. Clutch pedal down duration of 15-30 seconds does not
> a difference in ease of shifting. All gears are difficult to enter. Once I
> enter a gear, all gears become much easier to enter.
> Once I enter first gear, the car shifts fine when rolling. The symptoms
> occur from standstill.
> Thank you for all the help.
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