Question about Volkswagen Jetta
Automatic transmissions used by VW in the /Jetta
have had a history of hard shifts at first startafter sitting a while.
There have been a number of software updates to improve the situation with the shifting especially to reduce the hesitation engagement. Sometimes the issue can also be a slightly low fluid level in the transmission; in any case, the transmission should have the software and fluid level checked to make sure that they are both up to snuff.
My suggestion is to take it to another dealership for a look; if they refuse to help you, contact the VW consumer affairs people at the 800 number located in your book. Ask to have the local District Service Manager and local engineering tech specialist meet with you at the dealership and be prepared to demostrate your issue with the vehicle.
If this means parking the vehicle outside the dealership overnight, then so be it. You have to be able to prove the situation to them; if they tell you its "normal," have the dealership provide you with a like type vehicle with the same engine and transmission as your own vehicle and drive it for a couple days to see if it acts just like your car.
Posted on Feb 13, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Automatic gearbox
How to prevent the transmission from damage
(The filter usually is screen type and can be cleaned when remove bottom cover. but this is not to be done at regular maintenance inspection.)
- Regularly check your parking space for leaks. Doesn't matter, is it the engine oil leak, power steering fluid or transmission fluid; if you discover any, get it fixed before it caused something serious.
- Once in a while check the transmission fluid level and condition. Not all cars however have the automatic transmission dipstick, in some cars, for example, in late Volkswagen models, the transmission fluid can only be checked by the dealer. Consult with your owner's manual for details. If the transmission fluid level is too low, there is a leak somewhere that needs to be fixed.
- Change the fluid as often as it said in your owner's manual or when it becomes too dark (rather brown than red) or dirty.
Also, keep in mind that an automatic transmission can not be drained completely - there is always some transmission fluid left inside the transmission (the torque converter, in the valve body, etc.) which means you only can change about %60 of the fluid at once. This is one more reason to change it more often.
- Use only the same type of the transmission fluid as specified in the owner's manual or on the dipstick. Some vehicles (e.g Dodge Caravan) are very sensitive to fluid type
- Never shift to the Reverse or Parking until the car comes to a complete stop.
- Never shift from the Parking mode when engine rpm is higher than normal idle.
- Always hold a brakes down when shifting from Parking.
- The automatic transmission can be damaged if towing with the drive wheels on the road. Always use a dolly or place powered wheels on the towing platform (if the vehicle is front wheel drive - tow it from the front leaving rear wheels on the road.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
all eobd codes starting with p zero have standard meanings irespective of model or make
PO12 CODE CAMSHAFT POSITION (cmp) intake/front,bank 1 timing over ******
possible cause valve timing engine macanical fault cmp acutator
POO36 CODE HEATED OXGEN SENSOR HO2S)2BANK 1, HEATER
CAUSE FAULTY SENSOR WIREING SHORTING TO EARTH EC
PO59 HEATED OXGEN SENSOR (HO2S) BANK 2, HEATER RESISTANCE
THESE FAULT CODES HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM AN AUTO DATA DISC
I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP TRY CLEARING THE CODES AND SEE IF THEY RE APEAR
IF THEY DO THE SENSORS AND WIRING NEED CHECKING
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
It could be the thickness/condition of the fluid and if its been changed recently is it the correct fluid,as Mitsubishis are known to be fussy about the fluid they run,check the color ,it needs to be a reddish pink,if its brownish it needs to be cheanged/flushed.Of course check the level carefully,this should help sort the issue!
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
If you notice a change in the rattle,when you depress the clutch pedal it is most likely in the clutch,or the linkage.The release bearing will most often have a squeal or a hissing sound.The clutch fork can rattle, if the ball pivot retainer is broken.You may feel some unwanted slack in the clutch opperation,and you may be able to adjust this out,but maybe not, with a hydraulic clutch.
Posted on Sep 20, 2010
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