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2000 VW Jetta squealing when shifting from 2-3rd and hard shift down when going up hill

The soudn seems to be transmission but I'm not sure. It squeals when its hot and when accelerating from 2nd - 3rd for a split second. Then when going up hill it slams the gear down quite hard when shifting down. To me it seems like a dry transmission...any suggestions?

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  • navybuff Sep 30, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, intermittent squeeling when accelerating and sometimes when shifting, it is an automatic tranny. Some times it will not down shift when coming to a stop as well, then it will CLUNK into low gear.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The gear can not changed from 1st to 2nd or 3rd

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Will not shift, manual transmission quit shifting while driving

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    3rd gear only works if you shift manually

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    will only shift into 3rd gear by shifting manually

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    possible engine squeal

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Hi if its just second to thrid then the clutch is slipping on thrid gear look at the boxes oil level is important but look at the colour is it red and tranperant as this is ok if its brown its a sign of the clutches slipping i would try a stall test on thrid gear first and if its ok second gear [manually] see is the engine stalls at the correct rpm if you thinkabout it imagine you are in thrid gear in a manuual box and suddenly drop into second it would be hard shifting it could also be a faulty thrid gear solenoid yates210456

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