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#374 of 397 98 Jetta GL 5-SP Transmission Noise?
Apr 02, 2012 (11:31 am)
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 397 Re: 2000 Jetta Transmission will not shift from park [kevbutt]
Apr 21, 2012 (9:26 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 397 Re: 2002 Jetta checkingxmission fluid [jayztroubles]
Apr 22, 2012 (4:35 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 397 Jetta Transmission Problems?
Jun 03, 2012 (1:42 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...
#378 of 397 Re: Jetta Transmission Problems? [blindstrom]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 03, 2012 (3:50 pm)
I myself wouldn't advise anyone to buy a miled-up Jetta. What year is it?
#379 of 397 05 jetta trans problem
Jul 08, 2012 (8:45 am)
i have a 05 1.8t auto and 2 codes come up p0732 and p2637 after 3 shops could not I.D. the problem i found the problems myself but am not familiar with ger-main engi nu ity but when this jetta is gone i'll never have another.Can anybody out there tell me what these tranny codes are?Better off if somebody steals it so just in case i'll leave the keys in it. thanks.
#380 of 397 Re: 05 jetta trans problem [bamauncle]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2012 (10:57 am)
0732 is an incorrect gear ratio code and could be a lot of things---probably the easiest to check would be the VSS (vehicle speed sensor--not sure where that is at the moment). Also indicates a possible malfunction in the solenoids in the valve body of the transmission, OR some kind of internal transmission problem.
2637 is more specific, indicates a problem with the MAF sensor or an intake manifold leak.
#381 of 397 Re: Jetta Transmission Problems? [blindstrom]
Jul 15, 2012 (2:28 pm)
My daughter has a 98' Jetta and has replaced the transmission at VW dealer and it failed after about two years. We had it rebuilt and it lasted a little more than and year. That was an electronic part. We rebuilt the transmission mechically the next time and it out again. $6000 total cost over four to five years. It's hard to get her out of it. Spent too much and Volkswagen could care less!!! When the transmission went out we fought with VW of Amercia as the warranty had just gone out but we had complained atleast three times before the warranty went out of date. Find a good Honda or Toyota in hsi price range! This car won't shift and this has been the problem all along. Right now it won't go in reverse. Volkwagen has problems period!
#382 of 397 Re: 2006 Jetta rough shifting [terrifico]
Sep 11, 2012 (4:20 pm)
I have a 2005.5 2.5 jetta and i have the same problems as you, did u ever found out wat the problem was? They charge me 1600 to rebuild it. But they wont tell me what it is until they open it. I would like to kno if u ever found the problem, Thanks.
#383 of 397 3rd gear high rpm gear slip
Jan 30, 2013 (2:29 pm)
I recently purchased a 2005 Volkswagen GLI about 3 months ago and have had the engine replaced due to a timing belt giving out within the first month, after driving the car with another engine for about a week I started having this problem in my third gear.. Where I would accelerate and around 5-6k RPMS the gear slips and doesn't switch gears, doesn't even catch back into 3rd it just revs as if it's in neutral.. Can this be a problem from the timing belt giving out? Or that after driving 20 hours from Missouri back to Arizona that the engine had an oil leak? Does this have anything to do with it? Please help me as soon as you can! Thanks,