Shifter problems HELP

1975 Kombi

Veteran Member
Jun 3, 2014
Acton, Ontario, Canada
2003 TDI Jetta, 2011 Touareg TDI, 1992 D Jetta, 1992 TD Jetta, 2001 NB TDI, 1992 Golf coupe D
My kids mk4 seems to have a slight stiff shifter and grinds once in a while. I've replaced clutch, fork, throw bearing. How often do shift towers fail or the cables or the shifter itself??????

Going to lube the shifter to eliminate that at least.