[Vwdiesel] Caddy pops out of 1st gear

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Fri Dec 31 00:03:38 EST 2004

Pam & Doug Boes wrote:
> I have trouble with one of the Caddys popping out of 1st gear. It
> doesnn't always happen and it's OK if I hold it. I usually don't stay in
> 1st very long, so it has been just an annoyance. Is this a sign that the
> bushings in the linkage are worn and need replaced?

Always worth a look at the linkage, operate it by hand and also watch and feel it as someone runs it through the gears.  Have it
shifted into 1st and then see if you can push the linkage farther by hand.  It could be the linkage is not pushing the tranny
fully into gear and with the engine/tranny motion as you get moving might be enough to pop it out.  I have details of this
diagnosis procedure on my web page:


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