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#119 of 390 1996 Jetta idle problem
Aug 01, 2008 (8:51 am)
The idle will lope a bit and not run quite steady when it is first started and cold. After it runs a while and warms up, it smooths out a bit better, but then when I turn on air condition, the idle will lope again. Any ideas?
#120 of 390 1995 jetta auto trans won's shift into overdrive
Aug 25, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I have a 1995 jetta with 130,000 miles. While driving it shifts from first to second fine but winds to about 4,000 rpm to shift in to third gear, and will not shift into overdrive at all. Once in a while will slip into netural and you have to back off the throttle to let it slip back into gear. Any thoughs on this problem anything I can do short of replacing the trans. Thanks in advance
#121 of 390 Re: 1996 Jetta idle problem [dabatman99]
Sep 03, 2008 (1:53 pm)
if ur AC makes any difference the first things u should check are the belts on the engine, see if they are cracked or loose on the pulleys. while doing this wiggle the pullies too just to make sure they are all good, anything that doesn't seem tight enough to hold straight should be inspected closer and possibly replaced. chances are that its expanding after it heats up and tightens the belt to the pullies so everything gets a little better traction to get power out of the crank; there might be 2 belts on ur car so make sure u check on the inside bottom of the big belt to see if there is another one hidden (make sure u use a light!). the tensioner on the big belt is on top and the small belt is on bottom and is like a little cog for a gear or something, u need to slack off the hold down bolt and turn the cog to tighten that one, dont forget to tighten the bolt down while u hold the cog tight. the top tensioner is easier to figure out
#122 of 390 1999 jetta will not shift into 4th gear
Sep 03, 2008 (8:06 pm)
my name is raul im from kansas city i will like to know if anyone can help me solve my jetta problem.its automatic tranny
it goes up to 65 mph but it will not gear out from 3rd shift into 4th my rpms will go up if i keep pressing the gas pedal can anybody help me?
any help i can get from anyone..
please help me out
#123 of 390 Re: 2002 vw jetta transmission [itzvenki]
Sep 03, 2008 (8:17 pm)
my name is raul
i got the same problem
it will go 1.2.3 gears and then it will not go up to 4th gear
my rpms go up but im afraid its gonna burn my tranny
let me know if you have any ideas on the problem
my car is automatic
#124 of 390 Is it clutch or tranny???
Sep 06, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I have a manual 99 Jetta. Last fri., out of no where, the car went crazy. I am experiencing problems in all gears throughout my ride. It seems as if the gears are not fully engaging or catching anything which causes a reduction in acceleration and a major increase in my rpms. I was trying to do a bit of troubleshooting when I noticed something else. Occasionally, when the car comes to a complete stop, it does not die while still in gear and with my foot off the clutch pedal. I just sits and idles at slighly high rpms and seems like it wants to die. If anyone has experienced this or has an idea of what the problem may be, please respond
thank you in advance
#125 of 390 Jetta 2004 VR6 6 speed manual transmission
Sep 30, 2008 (6:42 am)
How many miles are required for manual transmission fluid flush/change? Also, for the fuel filter change? Please let me know as the owner's manual has not mentioned that.
#126 of 390 Re: '04 TDI Transmission Trouble [diesel16]
Oct 14, 2008 (3:12 pm)
how did you make out,I have almost the same problem
#128 of 390 Re: 1995 jetta auto trans won's shift into overdrive [ussrider]
Oct 15, 2008 (4:41 pm)
When was the last time you had the transmission fluid and differential oil changed?
If the answer is "I don't know" or "never" - That's part of the problem.
Don't let anyone (including the dealer) con you into thinking that the transmission fluids are "lifetime" fluids. "Lifetime" fluids are like snipes - non existant.
Follow the service manual for the transmission service intervals. Short of that, have the transmission service performed every 60,000 miles (auto trans) or 30,000 miles (manual trans).