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Volkswagen Jetta, Transmission, Sedan
#233 of 397 Dealer denial
Jan 29, 2010 (6:07 am)
I have recently purchased a 2005/6 Jetta 2.5. It is the new body style. I really like the car, lots of pick up, nimble. But I have been having a problem with the transmission that just doesn't seem right. In the low gears it is very clunky, slow to accelerate, hesitates and makes noises. Sometimes it feels like there are bumps in the road or I have hit something when I am slowing down or starting at slow speeds. I have taken it to the dealer for maintenance 3 times now and they tell me that nothing is wrong. "It hasn't given them a code". It seems to be getting worse, and the cold affects it as well. Any advice about how to get them to address it? The car is under VW warranty so I am told that "not to worry, if anything goes wrong, we will take care of it". But I am actually not comfortable driving it long distances. What good is a car that you can't drive and you have only had for 6 months?
Frustrated in Rhode Island
#234 of 397 Re: Dealer denial [rired1]
Jan 29, 2010 (7:20 am)
Maybe try a different dealer, if you can, or make them go for a ride with you if you have not already done that. We have a 2005 and they replaced the valve body in the trans with about 10,000 miles on it. AFAIK, there was never a code, the trans light was never on, which I assume would happen if there were a code.
Ours was having harsh/rough upshifts particularly 1-2 and 2-3. It was particularly noticeable when going uphill. When the dealer checked it out, one thing I remember that they said was it was shifting way too early.
Ours has been super smooth ever since. I think it is the smoothest automatic I have ever driven. I wish my Mazda6 transmission was as nice and smooth as our VW is.
#235 of 397 Re: 2000 Jetta Auto Transmission.......HELP! [jetta2002]
Feb 05, 2010 (3:28 pm)
Did you try looking into the tourqe converter. Sometimes they go bad and it sounds like it will not converte the power from the engine to transmission when its hot.
#236 of 397 transmission issues
Feb 08, 2010 (5:54 am)
No I haven't yet. I will ask the dealer about it again. I am going to take it to another shop to have it looked at. Thank you.
#237 of 397 Transmission confused
Feb 10, 2010 (7:16 am)
I have a 2002 Jetta and I am having a problem with my transmission. On any given day I don't know if it will drive fine or if my transmission will be stuck in third gear. I have no idea what the problem is or how much it will cost to have it fixed. What are my options?
#238 of 397 Transmission issues
Feb 10, 2010 (7:34 am)
Interesting.. I actually know the feeling. It is like roulette. Is it going to work today? Are the gremlins going to behave or not?
One thing I did find out from my Service Department Manager that I thought was interesting on the concept of "Codes". She said that it was extremely difficult for the computure to diagnose a transmission issue. It generally does not post a code for a problem until there is a complete failure. Transmissions are a matter of "feel" and that the service tech or manager had to take a drive to actually sense the problem. It was at least a validation of why there was no "Code" showing what I sensed to be a problem with my transmission. Good luck.
Dealer Denial but working on it.....
#239 of 397 mass airflow sensor
Feb 15, 2010 (4:08 pm)
i just bought a used 99 new jetta vr6. after i bought the car a little while later the was a little skip to it and the check engine light came on so i got it checked and the code was for a mass airflow sensor... so i got it changed and the check engine light was still on so the guy re-checked it. the code pulled up miss fire. i was told to try and get a tune up(oil change, spark plugs changed, etc.) on the car and see what happens. i was just curious of other peoples thoughts and opinions about this and if you think it is something worse or if the tune up might fix the the slight skip
#240 of 397 COP [jbsmith1989]
Feb 15, 2010 (4:23 pm)
There is no such thing as a "tune up" with a modern engine. There are no points, condenser or other items that can go bad. Modern sparkplugs last over 50K miles. Only people that want you to spend your money will try to sell you a "tune up".
I beleive the VR6 engine has COP (Coil on plug) and those coils are notorious for going bad. (There was even a recall at one point) Luckally, you can replace each of the 6 COP units seperately as they are deemed bad. (Instead of replacing a very expensive coil which serves all 6 cylinders.)
Once you determine which of the 6 cylinders is "skipping", you can swap that COP unit with another one... .if the problem moves to the other cylinder, then you have successfully isolated a bad COP unit.
#241 of 397 97 vw jetta clutch slammed to the floor
Mar 04, 2010 (1:01 pm)
i was driving my 97 vw jetta, pushed down the clutch to shift, the clutch slammed to the floor and i coasted to a stop, motor still running. i was totally shocked and surprised because at first it felt as if the clutch had disappeared through the floor, it made quite a loud noise. but, i am able to pull the clutch back up with my hand. pushing on it sends back to the floor again. when it is on the floor i can start the car, but i can not change the gears....when it is pulled up i can not start the car but i am able to move through all gears with ease.....it feels like a cable snapped or a part came loose.....i need to solve this soon
#242 of 397 Re: 97 vw jetta clutch slammed to the floor [jettadaze]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 04, 2010 (1:40 pm)
Clutch cable, definitely.
$80 list price + .7 of one hour labor.