Last post on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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#786 of 795 Re: rebuilt valve body [les24]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:55 pm)
Well, it has been 25,000 miles and 2 and half years later and the transmission is still working great - so far . The rebuilt valve body from The Transmission House in Covina doing good.
#787 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [calitri]
Jul 23, 2013 (5:00 pm)
I got the same song and dance from Volkswagen. 62k miles car shifted fine when cold would not shift reliably when warm. Checked and had extended warranty on car for valve body. VW refused to change. Checked on line for valve body rebuilds, removed the valve body, had it rebuilt and replaced myself, car runs like it was new. Very simple fix. Remove pan from trans,remove valve body, send out for repair, reinstall. Fill with expensive fluid from VW and drive. VW has been ZERO help with the issue.
#788 of 795 Bought a new Buick instead
Jul 23, 2013 (6:33 pm)
We heard the same thing. Our VW specialist said it worked for one person he knew. He recommended never to buy a new VW.
Went to GMC. Leased a Buick Verona for $217 a month (24 months) for what it would have cost to replace the tranny. Apparently, if the Valve Body has gone bad for too long it damages the rest of the tranny. Talked to quite a few folks on this.
Funny part? We went the VW dealer to try and get the recall honored. They said no. Told them we would never buy another ever. Walked out the door. One guy followed us... Said "I drive a Toyota".
#789 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [1kylerichards]
Aug 20, 2013 (5:34 pm)
2006 with the same problem as all the rest, tranny fine when running cold... but once the car is warmed up, it lurches between 2nd & 3rd gears and the car throws forward when down shifting to a stop. VW dealer says I nned a new trNsmission, but it's more than the car is worth-what a waste
#790 of 795 2004 vw turbo convert. beetle
Aug 21, 2013 (5:37 pm)
I've posted before about my beetle and paying for new transmission. Mechanic told me he would never take on a beetle again. Then I started having various engine problems totaling $5,000. New mechanic told me not to waste any more money on it. Prob have another problem later. How long does ANY body think it will be b4 a recall on this nightmare?
Aug 21, 2013 (5:42 pm)
It only had $70,000 miles on it when it started! I got the warrany letter AFTER it expired. Had prior owner.
#792 of 795 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [vwbugssuck]
Sep 26, 2013 (4:28 pm)
My wife has an "04 Beetle convertible turbo. Transmission skips gears, gets stuck in gears etc. Same story I have read over and over. VW sent a notice about the valve body replacement but I arrived in the mail after it had expired. We paid to have it replaced...$1000. No real change in the problem. Car has 82,000 miles on it. I would like to have it work right for her. Where do I go from here?
#793 of 795 Trade it in fast
Sep 27, 2013 (6:32 am)
That's what we did. My wife's 05 Bug was in pristine condition, 48k miles. We got $4500 trade in for a Buick Verona, which we love.
#794 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [1kylerichards]
Oct 29, 2013 (12:17 pm)
Hi, I saw your post #787 and am very interested in learning more about who you used to rebuild your valve body. My story is very similar to yours. Just had my transmission control unit replaced which seemed to fix the shifting issues for about 10 minutes until the car warms up. My mechanic said he thinks It is the valve body but wouldn't know until he gets into it. He recommended replacing the transmission all together, but I'm concerned about ending up in the same place if I buy a used transmission. I Will not buy a new tranny, just don't see the point if in 60-80k it's going to do the same thing. I just want to get this car running and out of my life. What a nightmare! I'll spare the details as so many have experienced the problem already. Can you tell me how difficult it is to do this on my own. Are you a mechanic or a very talented DIYer? I have a friend who is a commercial mechanic and I can use his shop and tools. I am very handy myself, and would like to know if I could pick your brain a little since replacing the valve body seemed easy for you. Like you, VW is no help. They told me the warranty extension for the valve body expired in May of 2013. I knew nothing about the extension. My car has 89k now.
#795 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [brokebeetle06]
Nov 15, 2013 (6:05 pm)
Take it back to volkswagen; the valve body is/was under warranty to 100,000; I did it a few years back and so far so good. I don't know about any warranty expiration; I can't believe they can do that. Go to Volkswagen and make a HUGE stink!!!