[Vwdiesel] shifter linkage Vanagon adjustment

Gary Shea shea at gtsdesign.com
Sun Aug 11 10:12:40 EDT 2002

[2002-08-10 23:32 -0700] maded (maded at gte.net) wrote:
> I went to adjust the gear shifter on the Vanagon today because it was
> difficult to get into 1st from a stop.  I followed the instructions in
> Bentley.  The rubber shift limit stop was completely gone from the shift
> lever housing so I centered it on the middle hole of three where it should
> have been and set the offset at 22mm.  Shifts better but the Bently says I
> need to ensure that the "reverse lockout is operative" or the like.
> I surmise this is a device to prevent one from shifting into any gear but
> reverse when selecting reverse?  How does one check it and what do you do if
> it is not working properly?
> Ed Lowe, Seattle
> 82 Westy diesel upgrading to 1.9td
> 85 Golf diesel
> 92 Cabrio
> 97 Passat Tdi

Hi Ed --

Congratulations on getting the shifter set up successfully; I am
following the vanagon list at the moment and there's been a thread there
of folks having trouble doing it.  Sounds like following the book is
the easy way!

My guess is that 'reverse lockout' is simply that you can't accidentally
go into reverse instead of first.  Simple, obvious ;)


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