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Why won't my Golf's gearbox go into gear?

When I push in the clutch on my 2008 Volkswagen Golf petrol, the car does not go into gear. Why?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Paddy Lynch (Ramelton) - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:35

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Paddy,

That's a tricky one to assess from afar I'm afraid as it could be several different things. The clutch cable/pedal/actuator could be faulty or out of adjustment, the gear linkage could be out of position or the gearbox itself could have major internal problems. The good news is that the latter is the least likely scenario.

I'd urge you to bring the car to a good mechanic to have a look at it for you before quoting for the fix.

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