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Gavin Perry, Auto Mechanic
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Very hard to select gears, and then it jumps out of gear

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Very hard to select gears, and then it jumps out of gear when moving. If it is the selector's then I would like it repaired, if it's the syncro inside, I would scrap it. VW Polo, R874UKM
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: 100,000. No fluid leaks. Just been MOTd.
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: Polo. 1997 1400 petrol. R874 UKM
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Not tried anything myself.
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: As far as I know, nothing else wrong. Just passed MOT no problem. Jumped out of 5th gear on occasions this last 3 months.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 7 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today is it still stiff going through the gears without the engine running.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No, I turned the engine off to select first, and it shirted ok. Could not get any gear with the engine running.
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 7 days ago.

So you can not get any gear now with the engine running.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 7 days ago.

I do need more information from you from what i have if it goes in and out of gear fine with the engine switched off that would be a sign of a worn out clutch pressure plate and the clutch will need replacing issue number 2 regarding the jumping out of gear that is most often worn out synchronizers in 5 gear if you need me just get back to me regards Gavin.