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Volkswagen Jetta, Transmission, Sedan
#361 of 390 1996 VW JETTA TREK - CLUTCH
Sep 15, 2011 (8:33 am)
CLUTCH PEDAL IS ON THE FLOOR. NEW CABLE INSTALLED. NEW CLUTCH AND PRESSURE PLATE INSTALLED. REMOVED TAILSHAFT COVER AND FOUND THE PLUNGER AND ROD ARE STAUCK IN. REMOVED PLUNGER AND ROD, NO DIFFERENCE. INSTALLED PLUNGER AND ROD AND TAPPED END TO TRY AND RELEASE WHATEVER MIGHT BE STUCK. NOTHING HAPPENED. WHAT NEXT. PLEASE, I NEED HELP ASAP!!
#362 of 390 Re: 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg DSG / RPM Performance [cswalden]
Oct 30, 2011 (3:20 pm)
I have the exact same car as you (08 Jetta). My car runs the same as yours I don't think its a problem with the car. At 75mph I'm in the 2500-3000
#363 of 390 Re: Tranny Problem Fixed [kevbutt]
Nov 08, 2011 (3:29 pm)
This seems to be the same problem I'm having with my jetta I have had the tranny relaced 10 months ago now Its doing just as you described I dont know what to Do........ Please held
#364 of 390 Re: 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg DSG / RPM Performance [b_jetta]
Nov 18, 2011 (8:17 pm)
Three different cars, not all will be the same weight, or move though the air the same.
#366 of 390 Re: 2002 Jetta Transmission [nsand15]
Nov 19, 2011 (6:59 pm)
You *do* realize that a formal "recall" is only for SAFETY related issues - right?
If there is a reliability problem which warrants dealer action, it is called a "TSB" (Technical Service Bulletin)
Also, there is no mandate for a dealer to tell you that a TSB even exists for your car. That is why I do my research when I have a problem with my car. In that way, I enter the service area armed with printouts and proof that a TSB exists for the specific issue I am there for.
The above technique has saved me many $1000s of dollars. From free tires to free catalytic-convertes, free engine-computers and other items that they were supposed to cover.
BTW: Do not forget to read your "Federal Emissions Warantee" --- essentially all emissions-related components are covered for 10 years/100,000 miles. (This is most of the engine-electronics and exhaust-system!!)
#367 of 390 Transmission fault
Nov 25, 2011 (5:51 pm)
We bought a 2008 petrol Jetta it has only done 41000k it just had its 40000k service. We have been told that there is a fault in the auto transmission and we are up for a new gearbox. The problem is a small thud happens under the floor when breaking. The car is out of warranty and Volkswagen wont pay the full $11000 to replace the gearbox which we are not happy about hence its only done 41000k's.
Has anyone had a similar problem with the gearbox or with Volkswagen?
#368 of 390 Re: 2006 Jetta rough shifting [terrifico]
Dec 09, 2011 (1:31 pm)
I have the same exact problem with mine. The volkswagen dealership said they weren't sure what the problem was because they couldn't replicate it so I took it to a transmission shop and they said it is the transmission valve body that is causing it. But since volkswagen did not diagnose it when it first started to happen and the three other times I had brought it into volkswagen they didn't know what the problem is now I am looking at rebuilding my transmission on a car that has 100,000 miles on it.
Jan 04, 2012 (11:55 am)
Greetings to All,
I have a 2006 Jetta TDI. I bought this car with 80,000 miles on it and now I have 127,000 miles. The car rides and rive very well and the fuel mileage runs about 41-42 mpg. I was happy with the MPG UNTIL I talked to others who have the same car and they tell me they are getting 48-49 mpg with out any effort. Now I wonder am I missing out? When I am driving at 65 mph, my tach is showing 2300 rpm. Is this normal rpm for this speed OR is my transmission not doing its job. In other words, does my transmission have an overdrive that is not working that is effecting my mpg? Any ideas to improve my mpg or should I be happy again with what I have?
#370 of 390 Re: Transmission [drew031356]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 04, 2012 (12:11 pm)
Your MPG is about right for a TDI--that's about what Edmunds got on a longterm test.
You can't really rely 100% on other people's anecdotal claims---also they might have different driving habits than you. If they do more freeway, then sure they're going to have better MPG.