no biggie there its a knuckle buster but you just got to tighten the clutch cable. there is a wing nut on the clutch arm where the cable comes thru. clip a small vicegrip on the cable end in front of the arm but not on the braided part of the cable then turn the wing nut clockwise tward the front of the car. start with two full turns one more if its still grinding into reverse. you do this from under the caroppisite the starter side ie it on the driver side.
Hey TAKE IT IN I got it repaired and the mechanic told me the problem was there is a little tube that carriest teh clutch cable gas lines etc. To the back of the car and the tube was broken thus no tension on the cables or something like that. He replaced the tube as well as the clutch and acceleraor cable and now it shifts very smoothly. Do not continue to drive it that way you will really mess up the transmission or so I was told.
Hey My fater was telling me of a trick that you can do with the clutch cable (put a crimp in it or someting like that) Which will allow to compensate for the rocking of the engine. This will allow you to shift harder and faster without problems. any ideas what he is talking about LOL Also what would cause you to have to be going very slow in order to down shift. Theroretically (I amnot good at spelling)
some of the older vw tranys are very low geared so they dont down shift very good does your clutch cable have a tube on it between the pan and the trany if not it needs one they call it a boden tube and it takes the chatter out of the clutch it goes on the diff cover on the clutch arm side of the trans another way to go would be hydrolic you could look at that empi site they have slave and master cylinder
adjust clutch cable