Last september i had to have my Dual Mass Flywheel changed and was told by the garage that they had also replaced the clutch (bill for almost £1000) anyway this last two weeks the golf has developd somewhat of an intermittent fault whereby it wont let me select reverse or first gear , second gear with a bit of effort,the rest of the gears are fine, first or reverse gears though are a no no! although will happily go in gear with the engine off! also when it is playing up if i dip the clutch and offer the stick up to the gear without even engaging the gear the car starts to creep with the clutch still on the floor!
This fault is not constant if i drive using 2nd to pull away for example i can park somewhere return to the car and upon starting it up it will now go into gear with no probs at all but then maybe park again restart the engine and hey ho wont go into gear again...so frustrating!
My gut feeling was low level hydraulic etc being as the fault was intermittent or maybe an air lock in the system that is obviously moving around?
i have returned the car to the garage that did the work for me and to everyones surprise of course the car was perfoming the fault all the time iwas there so his response was "well if it aint broke i cant fix it" grrrrrrr!! he did suggest that maybe the master cylinder needed replacing which of course means bleeding the hydraulics ...... yeh thats what i was thinking he doesnt wanna do the work without getting paid cos he screwed up when refilling after dong my clutch 4 months ago! or am i being paranoid
anyway any help or experience of this fault much appreciated thanks in advance