I bought a 97 GTI 4cyl last year, which had some modifications. The shifting was real stiff, sometimes I am not able to put it in 1st or 5th.. So I pulled off the GLUED ON Momo knob, and saw that the stick had just been cut down. I understand that since its shorter, there is less leverage, but it is almost impossible to drive. Anyone have an idea what I need to change to make the car shift nicely?
You can also try the following:
1. Changing the tranny fluid MAY help
2. You can spray some WD-40 or similar on the linkages, that may smooth things out a bit. The linkage is down below the brake master cylinder and a little to the left if you are standing in front of the car.
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