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I got my tranny replaced and it had 90K on it. I took off my heatshield (big mistake) a while ago because it was rattling on my mid-pipe, but I put it back on today. I figured that the reason my shifter was sticky was because of the heat it was exposed to. To make a long story short, it's still acting up. Hard to shift into 2nd and 4th; should I get new bushings or short shift kit or what??
 

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Re: Help with shifter (Neuspeed Gti)

Bump, need help with this, no use in selling the car if it's not working properly...
 

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Re: Help with shifter (Neuspeed Gti)

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i'd check the alignment first using the VW tool or a similar ghetto-rigged item.
then i'd inspect all of the bushings - if you removed the heat shield you might have melted the bushings, particularly the shift rod bushing.
a short-shift kit isn't going to improve things, because i doubt it's the linkage in the engine bay. sounds like the problem is in the shift rod or shifter box above the exhaust...
 
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