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What is likely wrong with a '74 VW Beetle that grinds and will not move in reverse yet works fine in every other gear?

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Answered 2006-03-16 00:29:54

The shift rod coupler could be broken and may need to be replaced. Once replaced the other gears should feel a lot smoother. It is located underneath the back seat. Just take the shifter off and un bolt the shift rod from the old coupler adn push it forward a little bit abd replace with new one.

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