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#1 of 397 1999 VW Jetta Wolfsburg: Transmission replacement or add fluid?
Sep 27, 2006 (8:03 am)
I have a 1999 Jetta Wolfsburg that I bought 13 months ago used from a dealer here in CT. Now since I have owned the car, I have kept up on regular maintenance, replaced a window regulator, replaced wiring under the hood dealing with the spark plugs, replaced back bearings and shocks and a few other minor repairs. Recently my car has started to have trouble switching gears. When I first got the car it would switch gears between 1 and 2 rpms but now it is going between 3 and 4 before it switches and it sounds like the car is working double time to go. I know I have to bring it in to be looked at and since I have a powertrain warranty I am hoping it will be covered, BUT I am a woman and the dealership where I bought it has given me problems about making repairs before. I have a few questions:
1. What could be the problem? Is it costly to repair? Has anyone had a similar issue and if so...did the warranty cover the repairs?
2. How do I get the dealership to deal with me without jerking me? (I know this may be a rhetorical question but I figured it does not hurt to ask!)
3. Are there any remedies for people who buy powertrain warranties with the belief that things will be covered, but in fact are not?
PLEASE give me some advice!!!
Thanks! -Frustrated with VW in Connecticut!!!
#2 of 397 Re: 1999 VW Jetta Wolfsburg: Transmission replacement or add fluid? [deziray]
Nov 22, 2006 (11:07 am)
i have a 2001 1.8t. i have had the car for about 1yr and 8 mo. 3 mo ago my transmission went out. i took it to a transmission specialist and they rebuilt the transmission. i had the car for a couple of days and it still wasnt shifting right, so i took it back. they then replace the computer. after about a mo i got the car back, and low and behold it went out on me again. so i had it towed back to the shop. they decided that since my car had an after market radio in it (which came with the car since i bought it used) that it shorted out the computer system. now the computer in the engine compartment needs to be replaced. i'm not sure if anyone really knows what they are talking about. but i thought that perhaps my story might save some time and money. i'm out about 3k on my car, and havnt been able to drive it in over 3 mo. i have just about had it with german enginering. cant even check the transmission fluid if i wanted to!!!
#3 of 397 Jetta Transmission RPM
Dec 16, 2006 (5:45 pm)
Recently I have been having transmisson problems with my 2000 Jetta TDI. I got a rebuilt transmission installed as a replacement, and have been expericing high RPM's (almost 3000) at 100km/h. Does this seem right to anyone else or does it seem a bit on the high side? Thank you.
#4 of 397 2000 Jetta Transmission will not shift from park
Dec 26, 2006 (6:01 am)
My 2000 Jetta GL has a problem whereby, sometimes it will not shift from park. The vehicle has approx 125k kms. It doesn't happen all the time, but is happening more frequent, and can happen if parked on a slight grade or level surface. I can rock the car back and fort and them I am able to shift from park to reverse, neutral, drive, etc. There are no noises coming from the transmisson when driving, and it shift fine between gears when driving. Has anyone experienced a similar problem? Thank you.
#5 of 397 Re: 2000 Jetta Transmission will not shift from park [kevbutt]
Jan 02, 2007 (2:32 pm)
I drive a '99 Jetta GLX. And yes, There is a recall on this car. You can check my name for my other posts. Where someone had a compliant of the same problem. There's acouple of recalls with the car. However, on the 125k .. I think that's probably the problem. You've got a lot of mileage...
pretty much sums it up. However, when I first started driving my Jetta I experienced much of the same problems. The easy way my friend explained it to me.. Older cars have a safe mode on the transy, or they have recalls. Look into the recalls.... something about the break lights.
#6 of 397 1996 Jetta with 5-speed Stick - How to Up-Shift Smoothly?
Jan 03, 2007 (10:49 am)
I've been driving this Jetta for over 5 years and I'm still wondering how I can achieve smooth up-shifting consistently.
I usually rev up to 2500-3000rpm before shifting into the next gear up. However, I often feel the jerky engagement of the clutch and saw the passenage's head moving forward because of the jerky shifting.
Is there anyway you can drive a 5-speed stick as smoothly as an auto transmission? What's the normal shifting point from 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 4th, etc. - RPMs?
Do I need to 'rev up' the throttle before putting into the next gear up (like one would do in the heel-toe downshifting)? If so, rev up how much more rpm - 1,000rpm?
I know many people can drive the stick shift smoothly. Can you share your techniques and skills? Thank you.
#7 of 397 Re: 1996 Jetta with 5-speed Stick - How to Up-Shift Smoothly? [bf109ace]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 04, 2007 (8:42 am)
This could be a problem with your car as well, but let's presume that you've found someone else to drive your car and they can shift more smoothly than you can.
All I can think of are two things you might not be doing as optimally as you could:
1. You could be releasing the clutch pedal too fast
2. You could be waiting too long between shifts, allowing the engine revs to drop down to idle.
both these habits would cause a jerky kind of shift.
See if you can get a volunteer to shift your car better than you can. If nobody can do that, they maybe it's not you.
#8 of 397 2006 Jetta rough shifting
Jan 05, 2007 (4:56 pm)
I have a 2006 Jetta with automatic transmission that shifts very roughly from 1-2. They were unable to replicate the problem when I brought it in for service but it happens more often than not. Has anyone experienced this problem? If so what needs to be done?
#9 of 397 Has anyone heard of a clutch disintegrating on a Manual VW Jetta TDI 2006?
Jan 10, 2007 (3:05 pm)
Has anyone experienced this problem on the VW Jetta 2006 TDI (manual transmission)? We were slowing down to about 60 kph when the car jammed to a complete stop. We weren't able to move it at all - couldn't engage the clutch. The dealer showed me the clutch and said it disintegrated and seized the transmission. The transmission housing was damaged as well as a motor mount. We have about 23K on it. Its taken 1 month to repair. This is a major safety issue as far as I can see.
#10 of 397 Re: Has anyone heard of a clutch disintegrating on a Manual VW Jetta TDI 2006? [bcposi]
Jan 26, 2007 (8:23 am)
yes. it occurred at the 4500 mile point. "bcposi" please contact me at ahbeiteljuno.com