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Volkswagen Jetta, Transmission, Sedan
#17 of 397 Re: 2006 Jetta rough shifting [root1]
Feb 09, 2007 (11:15 am)
Aha.. I had this similar problem with my 2002 Jetta 1.8T. This is a common problem with the VW auto transmission. For the longest time, the dealer kept on saying that they could not replicate the problem. I was able to replicate the problem when I requested the service manager to ride with me, but all he said was for me to monitor it and wait for it to get worse. Right after my manufacturer's warranty ran out, the dealer was now (surprise surprise) able to successfully replicate the problem, and referred to as signs of wear and tear. Which transmissions wear and tear at 80k KMs?? I have a 1992 Corolla, and the transmission caved in at 250k KMs.
Don't wait until the problem gets worse. Insist that the dealer replaces your transmission immediately. VWs policy is never to fix or refurbish mechanical parts.. they simply replace them with brand new ones. Please ensure that you keep all the service records indicating your shifting concerns to the dealer, as these may/will bail you out in case the dealer is not willing to replace your transmission. I got my transmission replaced after weeks of battling with the dealer. After that, I sold the car
All the best.
#18 of 397 2005 Jetta TDI manual transmission damage
Feb 09, 2007 (2:52 pm)
VW of America claims that an attempt to get unstuck from snow was the sole cause of damaging the transmission which had to be replaced for $3300. However, this is the third transmission replacement in this car. What do you think about a one-time incident causing that damage? Quite a coincidence given the other two failures.
#19 of 397 Re: 2005 Jetta TDI manual transmission damage [dblfltd]
Feb 10, 2007 (7:51 am)
The third trans in a 2005...wow!
How many miles?
What did you do when you were stuck?
#20 of 397 2002 JETTA GLS
Feb 11, 2007 (4:12 pm)
HOW DO I ADD TRANSMISSION FLUID TO THE TRANSMISSION WITHOUT TAKING IT TO A SERVICE DEPT.HELP IT SHIFTS RUFF A FEW TIMES A WEEK,ITS A AUTO 2.0 ENG.
Feb 27, 2007 (10:43 am)
Among other things wrong with my automatic 2002 1.8T Jetta (80,000 miles), the most recent is quite weird.
So one day 8 months ago I'm driving on the freeway at 70mph. All of a sudden (with my foot on the gas pedal) the car starts revving instead of driving. I mean I'm coasting but the speed is going down. I take foot off gas, turn hazards on and move aside. Once pulled over, I turn engine off and on, and it's fine.
Since then, that same thing has happened about 30 times. The "connection" lasts at most 5 seconds". VW can't run codes because it needs to happen when they test it. Know about Murphy's Law?? Apllies here...
The other day though I was on cruise control at 70mph, and the same thing happened, and even in cruise control the speed went down (the engine stays on but it's like something cuts out) Since I was in right lane I left everything alone to see what would happen... The car got down to 60 almost and all of a sudden with a quick jerk whatever it was got connected again and the car sped up by itself to 70 wit...
As a side note, the temperature gauge on my car goes to normal (in the middle) and by itself drops to the left (cold) back and forth several time in a day...
are these two related? How can I figure out what is wrong with car??? PLEASE HELP!
#22 of 397 That is a TREMENDOUS saftey issue
Feb 28, 2007 (9:11 am)
That is a tremendous saftey issue. You could easily hurt yourself or others on the road.
#23 of 397 i had that problem
Mar 02, 2007 (5:32 pm)
i have a 2001 vr6 and i need a tune up. change your plugs and wires. i also had the 3rd cylinder misfireing but the main prob was the wires. neuspeed.com has them for 125 i think and they have worked good for me
#24 of 397 Reverse stoped working
Mar 03, 2007 (2:53 am)
So reverse took a big crap on me. I have a 01 jetta vr6 with a 5 speed manual. I need a new trans but i was thinking of a 6 speed does anyone know if it will work out well or should i just stay with a 5 speed
#25 of 397 Linkage or Clutch?
Mar 23, 2007 (2:04 pm)
Just today I pulled my 99 jetta wolfsberg into its parking spot, and put it in reverse to straighten it out. Then I heard a noise from outside(under the hood), and the clutch pedal went to the floor. there is no tension at all on the pedal now. the engine will start and run until I attempt to put it in gear. I found a small rectangular peice of broken metal under the car. I believe this is a bracket involved in the linkage somehow. Is the problem the linkage, like I believe, or is it my clutch, or something else?
#26 of 397 Re: Linkage or Clutch? [cwetzel]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 23, 2007 (6:31 pm)
Oh I wonder if you have a cable actuated clutch? If the bracket that holds the cable in place broke, that would explain everything.