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#333 of 390 Re: manual transmission doesn't want to go in reverse [jeffyscott]
Nov 23, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Correct, the hydraulic clutch shares fluid resivour with the Brake master-cylinder.
Dec 25, 2010 (12:54 am)
My 2003 Jetta 1.8T has about 81,000 miles on it. Just the other day it started giving difficulty with 3rd gear. It is harder to put into 3rd gear and will also pop out of gear. Occassionaly it has a similar problem with 1st or 5th gear, but there are no problems with 2nd or 4th gears. Also, after taking the car out of reverse, the gear knob will stay depressed instead of popping back up unless I wiggle the shifter a couple times.
I have been told that possibly I am having problems with the gear syncros, but I am wondering if that's truly what's going on or if it's something else. Also, I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar problems.
I know that I am probably going to need to take it to a transmission shop, however I am hesistant to go in without some background knowledge first. I really don't want to be told it needs unnessary repairs and end up with a very large repair bill.
Thanks for any help or advice that anyone has.
#335 of 390 Re: VW automatics [jeffyscott]
Dec 26, 2010 (6:41 am)
MPG of automatics equals or exceeds mpg of manuals when the automatics have taller gearing. Otherwise, manual wins. Many manufacturers consider the manual version of a car to be a sporty version in which acceleration, not mpg, is the priority. That is why many manual versions have lower mpg. Also, there are many tricks to driving with a manual that yields even higher mpg.
#336 of 390 Re: VW automatics [billpaul]
Dec 26, 2010 (7:05 pm)
Perhaps, but we are limited to the gear ratios that the manufacturer chooses to use.
#337 of 390 Jetta Transmission Issues?
Jan 24, 2011 (3:25 pm)
I'm looking at buying a 2002 Jetta GLS. It's in great shape, but is slow going into reverse when it's cold. Is this something that could be fixed easily or should I be worried the transmission is going out?
#338 of 390 Re: Jetta Transmission Issues? [gsmith11]
Feb 07, 2011 (6:32 pm)
DO NOT BUY THAT CAR!!! I created an account just to reply to your post, so I hope you get this in time. I bought the same vehicle a year ago and shortly thereafter I started to have trouble getting it into reverse. Things started getting worse a couple months ago, and now it won't shift past 2nd gear. The dealership has advised that it needs a new transmission and quoted me $4200. So again, please do not buy this car. If you've already purchased it, SELL IT NOW!!!
#339 of 390 Re: manual transmission doesn't want to go in reverse [bpeebles]
Feb 08, 2011 (9:21 am)
well, I guess I know that there is fluid, but I never worried about adding any for a manual transmission. There is not dip stick to check the fluid for a manual, at least in my experience.
#340 of 390 06 transmission problem
Feb 16, 2011 (5:52 pm)
I got a 2006 jetta 2.5 with 86000 miles. when I start to move from a dead stop the transmission slames into first and makes a clunking sound feels like its sloppy but shifts fine through the rest of the gears and it also slips a little in 2nd gear before the car warms up I also have 18" tall custome wheels on it i wonder if the big wheels trashed the transmission. any ideas besides selling the car
#341 of 390 VW jetta 2000
Feb 18, 2011 (8:21 pm)
I have a VW jetta 2000 I recently replaced the transmission and the car ran good for about two months and all of a sudden it started having trouble shifting gears. It shifts gears but it changes from first to second while going about 35 with 400 RPM.
Does anyone know what i can do in order to fix this problem.
#342 of 390 Re: VW jetta 2000 [ricky39]
Feb 18, 2011 (9:09 pm)
same thing happened to my 99 jetta, first try better gas. that solved most of my problems. at least 89 octane.. before i did that a few things helped. the main thing was the harness wires going into the transmission..but just try the gas first..let me know if the gas works for u!