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Thread: Stiff first gear - Golf MK4 SDI 5 speed manual

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    Stiff first gear - Golf MK4 SDI 5 speed manual


    I have a golf MK4 SDI 5 speed manual 2003 reg. When the car is running 1st gear is really difficult to select, it is just plain stiff to put in. It is impossible to put in first if you are moving faster than 5mph. Interestingly all the other gears are really easy to select, and if the car is not running 1st gear is as easy as the other. I have bleed the clutch, and topped up the gear box oil.
    On another note, which is most likely unrelated: My car has a slow oil leak, it is wet underneath the car and is visible on the floor if parked. Originally i thought it was a stripped sump plug - i tapped it M15 and put tape on it so i doubt it is that. However when the car is in reverse a loud knocking noise comes from the front passenger wheel, only when moving fast, with the clutch engaged. I am wondering whether the driveshaft could be leaking the fluid.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    Re: Stiff first gear - Golf MK4 SDI 5 speed manual

    Would people recommend trying to adjust the gear selection linkage?

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