Lost reverse

Ineedhelp

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Jetta
My bf has a 2002 vw jetta tdi manual diesel
He got it and can't get revers to work in it it has sat for a couple years. He took our some links and cleaned and greased them and still nothing any other idea on how to get reverse to work ?
 

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Sep 6, 2017
Location
Burtchville MI
TDI
2001 Jetta tdi
Has he tried pushing down on the shift tower? It could be stuck. I’d push that thing down a bunch and see if it’s stuck. There’s just a couple clips, 1 sensor , and a couple bolts to remove, and the shift tower will come out for inspection if it doesn’t move up and down
 
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