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#49 of 397 reverse problems on an automatic 2001
Jul 19, 2007 (3:06 pm)
I have a 2001 VW Jetta VR6 automatic, I got it about 2 months ago and for about a month it has been in the garage. It won't go in reverse all the time. When I took it to the dealer the first time he replaced the TCM, then the selecter pin and this last time he flushed the transmission, and it still don't work. It will work most of the time if I put it in first let it coast a little then put it in reverse. I called my dealer again and again he wants to try something else, replace some valves in the transmission. I am afraid that I might have a transmission problem. I have about 3 months left on my warranty. I hope that my dealer isn't trying to screw me around till then. Does anybody have any idea what it could be? Please help.
#50 of 397 Re: 07 VW wolfsburg jetta 2.5 [sdazzo213]
Jul 20, 2007 (5:46 pm)
Not to be mean or anything, but if I were new to driving a manual, I would not spend $20K+ to learn how to drive a manual. I would buy a beater with a manual transmission to learn on until I become proficient enough to step up to a newer car.
Twenty-Five large is an expensive way to learn how to drive a manual transmission...
#51 of 397 Re: 2000 Jetta Auto Transmission.......HELP! [jetta2002]
Aug 28, 2007 (12:18 pm)
WOW... sounds familiar. Over the past weekend my 2004 Jetta did the exact same thing. RPM'S would shoot up but my car would not move. Would go in drive for a few feet, but nothing in reverse. I had to have it towed and later got the worst news. I need a new transmission. I'm in udder shock because my Jetta was bought NEW and only has 30,000 miles on it. After I get this new transmission I am selling it and purchasing a reliable car. Good luck with your Jetta.
#52 of 397 Re: 1998 VR6 Jetta Automatic Transmission Problems [fpjdp]
Aug 31, 2007 (7:55 am)
I have owned several older volkswagens and never had any problems working on them myself. I recently acquired a 2001 Jetta and started having tranny problems or so it seems. I have been told I need a new tranny and was offered a very low price for the car without it running at the moment by the dealership. I don't know if it really needs a new tranny or if it is low on fluid because I had the same problem did not know where to check it myself. I had the car brought back to my house to do some more investigating on it and found that the only way the tranny fluid can be checked it by computer...go figure. The dealership would not tell me how to check the tranny fluid they seemed a little on the suspicious side. I am now in the process of trying to find a mobile service with a computer, towing is getting a little expensive but so is a $4000 tranny if all I need is some fluid. Good luck
#53 of 397 Tranny Problem Fixed
Sep 03, 2007 (6:28 am)
After a couple of expensive trips to my local VW dealer, which included replacing the speed sensor (my Jetta would stick in 3rd gear....which is an emergency operation mode), I was still having problems. I found a local repair shop which specialized in VW's and they determined I had a faulty wiring harness between the transmission and computer sensor which determines when the transmisison changes gears. They repaired the wiring harness, for less than $250, which included labor to find the problem, and I haven't had a problem since......that was over 6 months ago. The dealer was saying my next option was to repair or replace the transmission, which could cost me $2000 and up.
#54 of 397 Re: Tranny Problem Fixed [kevbutt]
Sep 03, 2007 (4:27 pm)
The good news (besides having your tranny fixed) is now you have a private VW repair shop you can rely on - which will save you $$$$ over the dealer in the long run....
#55 of 397 01 jetta downshift grinding?
Sep 28, 2007 (7:48 pm)
Hi all, my wife and i have had our 01 Jetta GLS from off the dealer's lot. It's got 117k km on it, and we're just about to sell it b/c of our two little ones and the short seat pitch between front and rear - she bought a mini-van instead. Anyway, a guy had it out for a test drive and the car has started grinding when down shifting from 2nd into 1st (at relatively low speeds and RPMs - I was able to duplicate the issue). Seems that double-clutching makes the grinding go away. I've heard it could be a clutch problem or it could be a tranny/synchro problem. Does anyone have an idea of which way this could be going? Obviously it's much easier for me to replace a clutch than have a synchro problem fixed...
#56 of 397 Jetta VR6 Rough Idle
Oct 01, 2007 (11:28 am)
I owned a 2000 Jetta GLS VR6. After a few years/miles, I noticed that it idled very rough. Even the tach would lightly blip upward. When I shifted into neutral, it would stop. No dealer could ever figure out what was wrong. This weekend, I drove a 2003 Jetta GLX with the upgraded 200-hp VR6 and it did the exact same thing. Just as mine did, shifting into neutral stopped it.
Has anyone else experienced this issue, and if so, were you able to fix/address it?
#57 of 397 Re: 01 jetta downshift grinding? [usedtodrivevw]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 02, 2007 (7:00 am)
Seems to me if it were a clutch issue you would feel this grinding in other gears as well while downshifting. But just in case, you could check your fluid level in the clutch master cylinder (or do you have a cable clutch in that car?) If a cable clutch, you can adjust that to factory specs.
If none of that works, you might try flushing the transaxle and putting in a good synthetic fluid like REDLINE...kinda expensive but not expensive like synchros are expensive that's for sure.
Synchros do wear out over time--it's not that unusual but 117K seems a bit premature for this sort of thing.
#58 of 397 Jetta 2004 clutch
Oct 08, 2007 (11:02 am)
My clutch went after 20,000 miles and I was told I did clutch and shift correctly. Started driving a standard 35 years ago and have never had a problem before including a 2000 Jetta. I must not have paid attention at clutch school because it went again at 44,000 miles. Anyone else experience this problem???