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#62 of 397 Re: Jetta 2004 clutch [9ersfan1]
Nov 09, 2007 (11:50 am)
Yes - I have a 2003 1.8T manual, and at 35K, the clutch has started to slip. This didn't happen until my husband and I switched cars - he seems to let up the clutch too fast, in my opinion. The VW dealership wants $2000 to replace the clutch. We're going to look into other estimates, but now I wish that we had traded in the Jetta instead of our 2001 Camry (which was no fun to drive) when we bought our last car (2008 Highlander). I still have a few months until the warranty is up - any chance of it being covered and not "wear and tear"?
#63 of 397 Re: Jetta 2004 clutch [joyride71]
Nov 09, 2007 (12:58 pm)
Joyride they do not want to admit any flaw in the clutch. I went to another VW dealer and he told me he will not resell any Jetta that was driven by a kid (or I suppose an aggressive husband). Also $2000 is way too high, I paid $1235.00 after repeated complaints. Their original quote double-charged me for parts, be careful the clutch kit contains the flywheel and all the parts. good luck
#64 of 397 Re: 2002 Jetta Transmission [danni2]
Nov 12, 2007 (9:13 pm)
I also have a manuel transmission 2003 jetta, when i changed my battery it worked great for about a weak, then i go and have my oil changed, now my transmission is slipping, reving at high rpms, abs light and brake light on dash is beeping and stuck on, I am a single parent and really afraid of costs Do you know where the transmission dipstick is located??? Please anyone if you could help let me know
#65 of 397 Re: 2002 Jetta Transmission [blackjetta1]
Nov 13, 2007 (6:24 am)
Newer Jettas don't have a dipstick...you have to go to a transmission shop or the dealer and get them to run it on the computer
#66 of 397 Re: Transmission Problems; OBD code P1778 [akkjetta]
Nov 13, 2007 (6:28 am)
Let me know if you get anymore info on your problem....I might be having the same issue. I still cant find a decent VW Mechanic anywhere around here to diagnose my problem...everyone I take it to just wants me to put a new tranny in...OF COURSE THEY DO!! $$$$
#67 of 397 Re: 2002 Jetta Transmission [blackjetta1]
Nov 13, 2007 (6:54 am)
I don't know about the lights and all, but the slipping may mean you need a new clutch.
The comment above about no dipsticks on newer jettas is true of automatics. Manual transmissions, however, have never had dipsticks...it is nothing new or unusual.
#68 of 397 2002 Jetta manual downshift technique
Nov 15, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I've owned my jetta for exactly 3 years now. Its a 5-speed manual. I pretty much learned how to drive standard on this car.
My question is: is it better to downshift by shifting into neutral first and revving the engine a little bit to bring the rpms up then shift into the next lower gear, or should I just shift right into the next lower gear and let the clutch out? I heard that its better to bring the rpms up a bit, but does Volkswagen recommend this?
Thanks for your help
(a newbie, first message posted)
#69 of 397 Re: 2002 Jetta manual downshift technique [razor111]
Nov 16, 2007 (2:32 am)
Welcome - glad to have you here!
#70 of 397 Re: 2002 Jetta manual downshift technique [razor111]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2007 (8:03 am)
I think for most normal driving you don't have to shift into neutral, but you should blip the throttle as you depress the clutch IF you are in the upper range of the tachometer just before downshifting. Shifting into neutral should not be necessary for the modern synchro transmission--it's more of a race car thing.
By blipping the throttle, you avoid the nasty thing called 'compression braking', which could, if the car is unbalanced, cause a spin.
#71 of 397 No warning, differential/transmission locks up on freeway
Nov 28, 2007 (8:46 am)
I had a very scary thing happen with my 2002 Jetta a few days ago. Driving on the freeway and all of a sudden I feel something like I hit something in the road. Then I had control of the car for about another minute. Got it off the freeway somehow without hitting anyone. Wheels wouldn't even move forward and leaking transmission fluid everywhere, they had to drag it up the tow truck ramp. Mechanic told me the differential internally exploded. He said he had the same thing happen to a Volkswagen he used to have. I could have easily been killed or killed someone else because this happened. I was fortunate no one was around me when it blew. Car only had 75,000 miles on it. I'm the original owner and I took very good care of it. Very scary how this happened with no warning. I considered buying another Volkswagen for my next car, but now never again.