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#4137 of 6655 2004 Jetta-Transmission slips/jerks
Nov 05, 2005 (5:51 pm)
The transmission will slip and sometimes jerk very hard, usually around 20 mph. It will do this at any time, warm or cold, and is very inconsistent (several times in one day and then not again for a week). Does anyone else have this problem and if so have you found a solution? I have had my car in 5 times to the dealer and of course they can't confirm the problem. I have also called VW, but they say they can't do anything other than document a complaint until the dealer confirms the problem. It is soooo frustrating!!! Any advice would be great!
#4138 of 6655 Re: 2004 Jetta-Transmission slips/jerks [jettagirl6]
Nov 06, 2005 (6:43 am)
My 2002 VR6 has been this way since new. Some days it drives great and other days it can't seem to find the right gear. I've used two different dealers thus far and they both are competent but have never been able to offer any solutions. Because it is not a continuous problem and the computer shows no codes they are unable to find a problem. I think this is a factory design problem with the computer and not a mechanical problem.
#4139 of 6655 Re: 2004 Jetta-Transmission slips/jerks [dancerman]
Nov 06, 2005 (9:51 am)
It also happens to my 04 GLI (6 speed manual) when new. It will jerk when the gear is shifted from 5th to 6th. But will not jerk when shift directly fom 4th to 6th which I always do.
#4140 of 6655 1998 Jetta Wolfsburg Engine Oil
Nov 06, 2005 (10:40 am)
I just purchased a 1998 VW Jetta Wolfsburg, and it did not have the owners manual with it. I want to change the oil, but do not know what type of oil to use. Can anyone out there help?
The car has a 2.0 litre gas engine and an automatic transmission.
#4143 of 6655 Hard to start in the morning
Nov 06, 2005 (3:56 pm)
98 jetta GLS hard to start in the morning only. The car starts fine after the rest of the day.
#4144 of 6655 Re: RE: VW's as nightmares [sparky42]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:03 am)
I'm having the same trouble, have you figured out what the problem was?
#4145 of 6655 1997 Jetta GT clock
Nov 07, 2005 (9:00 am)
Why does the clock reset to 12:00 everytime the car is started and works find till shut down and resets again. Any ideas?
#4146 of 6655 Re: 2004 Jetta-Transmission slips/jerks [dancerman]
Nov 10, 2005 (12:24 pm)
My 2004 Jetta is currently in the garage with the same problem. Had it in a month ago for the same thing and they changed a coil. This time they are giving me the run around. First said they couldn't find anything, than said the transmission level was low, now are saying that it's an internal malfunction in the body valve. I am looking into the PA Lemon Law to see if I qualify!!! It's very frustrating.