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'97 jetta gear pattern problem??? Help!!!!!

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My 97' Jetta has been having problems with first gear lately. Sometimes it goes into first and other times I think it goes into first but it will actually be in 3rd[wtf]If anyone knows whats wrong please post
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What they said: look for and fix slop in the linkage. Maybe just need a minor adjustment at the round rod from the shifter and the pinch clamp at the linkage. 13mm wrench to loosen but not too much--just enough to spin it a tiny bit one way or the other. Tighten and test--if it won't go into 1st then go the other way with the pinch clamp.
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