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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen, Transmission, Hatchback
#12 of 31 Re: 99 golf 5 speed tranny trouble [iwood]
Oct 27, 2008 (12:23 pm)
len who are you asking?
Oct 30, 2008 (11:57 am)
hey so i am new to this website just wanted to say what up to all. i bought this car and it test drove smooth and had no problems. a week or 2 after i bought it, it started doing this weird bucking when i would try to just keep a constant speed, and stop when i could accelerate more. its been kinda getting wrose so i took it to a transmission place they offered tp check it out for free and of course they said it was the transmission. i dont know if they just want my money or if it actually is the transmission. they want $599 just to drop it and open it up... what would anyone suggest? get a second opinion?
#14 of 31 Re: 1999 Golf Problems HELP! [mael686]
Feb 13, 2009 (5:58 pm)
Before you sunk any money into it, you should have taken it back to the dealer. VW warrants the drivetrain for 10 years or 100,000 mi. which ever comes first. But, if your not the original owner, than that's null and void.
#15 of 31 Re: 1999 Golf Problems HELP! [irqkrq]
Feb 16, 2009 (4:07 pm)
yea i bought the car at a used car dealership and it has 105,500 on it. that sucks right after the warrenty went up, thats probly why the original owner got rid of it... ill probly get rid of it and get a jeep or something
#16 of 31 GRANNY WITH A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM?
Mar 04, 2009 (8:48 am)
I HAVE A 93 GOLF 4 DR AUTOMATIC VW USED GREAT CAR UNTIL NOW WHEN I TURN TO LFT A REAL LOUD BUMPING NOISE AND WHEN I SLOW UP DOES SAME DONT DO IT WHEN I DRIVE ON HWY DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT MIGHT BE..
#17 of 31 2.0 5spd mk3 wont go into any gear
Mar 24, 2009 (1:27 pm)
if the car isnt running, the shifter works in all gears. when it is running i cant get in any gears except reverse, but it grinds. all my linkage seems fine, and the clutch dosent have any more or less plays than before. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT?? I CANT KEEP DRIVING MOMMYS CAR
#18 of 31 Automatic Transmission Blues
Jun 29, 2009 (1:16 am)
I have recently bought a 98 Golf Series 1 last Nov. About a month ago I had this weird bucking thing while driving, similar to other posts. Took the car back to the dealer and found out it was the oil cooler (heat transfer) unit. After finding water in the trans fluid and trans oil in the overflow tank he also said I need a new trans, preferably reconditoned one. Instead I got them to flush the trans and replace the fluid but the problem has come back two weeks later. The problem I have is that I didnt buy the car from a VW dealer but am paying for the extended warranty. The insurance company (for the warranty) said the oil cooler is not covered as it is not "inside" the trans, although I feel it is part of the trans. I have already spent $800 for the oil cooler and am looking at another $2500 for a recon trans.
Is this a common problem with the Golf? Will the problem come back again?
#19 of 31 Re: changing my 96 automatic to manual [lhiebsch2]
Jul 14, 2009 (11:05 pm)
Hey I have a 98 Golf. I can drive in all gears except reverse. When i try to reverse it spits it out if i don't push on the stick. and when i hold on the stick and try to back up like that it grinds and still spits out reverse. Does anyone know what ity might be? a random mechanic sawe me trying to back up and he assessed it and told me that my car needs gear oil. I tried putting it but tyhe gear oil leaks right out. Does anyone think that if i fix the leak on my car, the gear oil will fix my problem? or does anyone think its something else? i need help ASAP because i can't be spending a bunch of money on new tranny's.
#20 of 31 2000 Golf Transmission Problems
Aug 01, 2009 (9:44 am)
So I have had this car for sometime now and it has had many many problems. Since I purchased it, it has always been jumpy when I push on the accelerator. Recently though switching gears and accelerating has been increasingly difficult for the car and it seems like it stalls out a little. It's an automatic, why is it stalling out?
On may to the mountains the car started to get worse and the engine light came on. When I got to my destination I told my father and we put some oil in it and it seemed to work fine. When I got back home the car seemed fine for about 4 days even with AC on. On Wednesday the engine light came on after acting up. It now has problems even getting to 45 mph. It is on 4 rpm's when I try to go 60 mph.
I was wondering what could possibly be the problem and what your tips on solving it would be. I hate to spend massive amounts of money because this car has been so troublesome. Just wondering what the problem might be. If anyone has any ideas spill them, really curious what is wrong and if anyone else has this problem...
#21 of 31 VW Golf, 1.6 SE Auto 1999.
Aug 30, 2009 (11:27 am)
Weird fault that the garage has not been able to identify.
Auto gearbox reluctant to come out of second or third gear when engine or ambient temperature is high. oxygen and air flow metering system, between air filter and carb has been changed twice. Each time the car behaved faultlessly for two weeks, then back to old tricks. Can over come this problem by having the Air Conditioning on with blower on lowest setting.
Feels like a sensor or ECU has become heat sensitive, when air con comes on, both fans are working on radiator.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received