1969 Volkswagen beetle 1st & 2nd gear problems

Asked by Feb 06, 2017 at 03:03 PM about the 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1969 volkswagon beetle 1st gear grinds a
lot but will go in it one out of four times to
try & 2nd gear won't go in it at all... I have
put a new shift rod bushing on it. the 3rd &
4th & rev are all good

5 Answers


You probably need a full rebuild. New bearings etc.

Well thanks F_O_R

Well thanks F_O_R


You are welcome.

How do you know what type of transaxle transmission is in your vw beetle my beetle is a 1969 year. I think it's a manual 4 speed. But I want clarification I don't won't to buy the wrong one...

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