[Vwdiesel] Caddy keeps popping out of 5th gear

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed Dec 29 22:51:52 EST 2004

Holly wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I purchased a 82 VW pickup with a 5 speed. It runs great, but when I am driving at highway speed it will start popping out of 5th gear.  It stays in gear if I drive around 55 mph, but if get on a freeway at about 70 mph after a short period of time it will start popping out.   I can get it stay in gear if I hold it.  Then later after letting it sit a while it will again go okay if I run it under 55 mph.   There is no unusual noise or vibration that I notice.  Could this just be the linkage needs to be adjusted.

Could be the linkage is pulled too tight in 5th gear and that coupled with work or broken motor mounts (that get puller harder
the faster you drive from the engine/tranny torque reaction) pulls it a bit farther and out of gear.  Try inspecting the linkage
and see what it feels like in 5th gear and adjust the selector lever if needed:


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