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Volkswagen Jetta, Transmission, Sedan
#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.
Jan 04, 2012 (12:24 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply. I understand the concept of highway driving. I drive 75 miles one way to work and it is 90% interstate driving. Has fare has relying on other drivers impression of their mpg, that is always something to think about. On the other hand, when I talk to these people and I ask question, I always get consistent answers. There are a few people that do not give consistent answers and come to find out, they do not even know how to calculate MPG. So needless to say their input to me is like a paper boat. But , can you tell me if my transmission has and overdrive and is 2300 rpm at 65 mph normal.
#372 of 390 Re: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta [possedjetta]
Mar 25, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Hello there i am having similar issues with my 2002 Jetta 5 speed automatic transmission. I am was wondering if you ever found out what the issue was and were able to get the transmission fixed? I wont shift out of first till its warmed up but once its warm it shifts fine. Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you for your time.
#373 of 390 Re: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta [p10]
Mar 26, 2012 (6:24 am)
It was the ABS hydraulic pump.
I had the entire tranny rebuilt before they realized that's what the problem was.
#374 of 390 98 Jetta GL 5-SP Transmission Noise?
Apr 02, 2012 (12:31 pm)
I have an older base model Jetta GL that has had repeated transmission issues. At 91K, it has been replaced/rebuilt twice already. We are hoping to hang onto the car since my son will be driving soon, but don't know if it is worth the cost to fix? When the car is running but you are not engaging the gas pedal (so, coasting), a whirring, or clicking (like a card-in-the-bike-spokes kind of noise) occurs at the front end. We were told by our mechanic that it sounds like a transmission problem. Don't know whether to gamble and take it in to a tranny shop, as you never know the cost of the repair until they open up the transmission, and by then you are in too far to back out. Could it be something simple, or something other than the transmission? All gears still shift okay, and it was replaced ONLY about 6K miles ago...out of warranty as it is a spare car and we hit the 12 month expire on the warranty well before the mileage expiration. The rebuild included a new clutch kit. Any thoughts? Thanks.....
#375 of 390 Re: 2000 Jetta Transmission will not shift from park [kevbutt]
Apr 21, 2012 (10:26 pm)
i have a 2002 jetta 1.8 a/trans 5spd a/t that is. when i sit at idle on a warm day and the water temp goes up to about 190 degrees, the trasmission ceases to engage almost like its low on tranny fluid or something and once i get going and get the temp to about 180 the problem seems to clear up. ???strange as hell. is there any way to check the fluid in the transmission cuz I was told you cant ? can you at least drain the fluid left and add a certain amount ? helppppp
#376 of 390 Re: 2002 Jetta checkingxmission fluid [jayztroubles]
Apr 22, 2012 (5:35 pm)
The only real way to check VW automatic xmission fluid level is with computer hook-up.
If you have never changed it, perhaps instead of a check and top-off... you might consider a PM (preventive maintenance) on the xmission.
Have the old fluid drained, any internal filters changed and new fluid put in. It will cost more... but an automatic xmission NEEDS to have this service on a regular basis. This is one of the costs associated with an automatic xmission.
That is one reason I only run manual xmisisons.... virtually no PMs.
#377 of 390 Jetta Transmission Problems?
Jun 03, 2012 (2:42 pm)
We are in the market for a first car for our teenage son and he wants a Jetta. It will need to be an automatic and we have been told that Jettas have transmission problems. Is that true? We have found one with 200,000 miles on it for $3000.00 and know that, if we take him to see it, he will want it...just want to make sure that we are not purchasing a car that is known for serious problems - as he will not have any $ to get it repaired...