Second gear became impossible to select. Then, last year the gearlever failed completely. Taken to a VW main dealer in Clermont Ferrand, France, The entire linkage was renewed. (£650.) After the repair, going 1 to 5 is as smooth as silk and never ever misses. Going back down, second is normally very difficult, if not impossible, except at very low speeds. Any suggestions are welcome, or should I just get the box reconditioned? 1994 T4 2.4 5 Cyl diesel.