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#340 of 397 06 transmission problem
Feb 16, 2011 (4:52 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 397 VW jetta 2000
Feb 18, 2011 (7:21 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 397 Re: VW jetta 2000 [ricky39]
Feb 18, 2011 (8:09 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!
#343 of 397 2005 Jetta 2.5 automatic transmission issue
Mar 05, 2011 (9:46 am)
I have a 2005 Jetta with 102k miles. I started it this morning and put it in reverse. It didn't move so I put it in drive and again it didn't move. It's as though it never leaves park or is in neutral, no movement whatsoever. My wife mentioned she noticed something similar while driving it last night. Otherwise I have had absolutely no previous problems. It would seem to be an electrical or computer problem but I have no mechanical smarts so I'm only guessing. Anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Thanks!
#344 of 397 Re: 1998 Jetta GLX VR6 Auto Trans. [fpjdp]
Mar 12, 2011 (7:49 am)
we have similar troubles ..to check fluid have to pull plug on side of tranny ..but ours was checked and it was fine ...flushed tranny and still got probs ,,,... tranny has known valve body issues.. about a $650 part..plus labor and whatever
#345 of 397 2003 Jetta Transmission
Mar 16, 2011 (6:04 pm)
I owned a 2003 Jetta for the past four years. Over the past few months I noticed that when I would put it in drive that it would jerk really bad. Then it started doing it really bad when I was driving. I traded it in for a Honda Civic on Saturday after we found out on Friday that we would need a new transmission that would be $4000. I only got $4900 for trading it in so I was glad I didn't put the money in it. I was wondering if anyone else had problems with their 2003 Jetta.
#347 of 397 Problem with Jetta transmission
Apr 18, 2011 (12:03 pm)
I would really appreciate help. I have 2000 Jetta VR6 GLX with 104k on it. I bought this vehicle a couple of months back. Recently it has started to behave oddly by sometimes not shifting the gears, I have to press the gas harder and then it suddenly starts with a jerk. I get a rattling sound when its between 2000 and 3000 rpm just before it shifts to a higher gear. I don't know what the problem is but it seems very unsafe to drive the car.
Do you suggest to get the timing chain and tensioners replaced or would it be better to replace the engine with a new one. How much would a new engine cost, I would go for a manual trans with a lower config.
#348 of 397 Jetta vs Ford Focus
Apr 20, 2011 (7:54 pm)
Is it wise to trade a 2001 automatic Ford Focus that has 113,000 miles for a 2002 manual Volkswagen Jetta that has 100,000?
#349 of 397 How realiable and expensiive is it to buy a TDI sportwagon jetta ?
Apr 24, 2011 (6:34 pm)
I am done with SUV and low gas mileage , but need the cargo space , safety features and perfomance. I have fallen for the TDI sportswagon jetta with the DSG transmission. A VW mechanic told me to be wary of the Triptronic made in Japan to get the ones done in Europe. The transmission in the TDI is made in Germany yes ? I am on a budget and cannot afford heavy maintenance repairs . I want to make a change from gas guzzlers but am not ready for hybrids so i want diesel engine to travel long distances. Is the Audi stationwagon better investmente because it will break down less ?
VW do not have a good maintenance reputation ,, the jetta ,, but maybe because it is not the diesel. The fact that they are put together in Puebla Mexico has something to do with its repair prone history ? what about the the recommended changing of the oll at 5k instead of 10 k because of some mechanical dysfunction I read in the forum ??
A woman here who needs a station wagon and wants fuel economy . Should I buy the the wagon or not ,, have they improved from their bad reputation four years ago with their electrical system
HELP ! thanks !