Question about 1998 Volkswagen Jetta
I had the same problem. The transmission would not upshift into 3rd or 4th and 2nd seemed to rev on forever. I replaced the ignition and coil wires as well as the distributor cap and rotor and that fixed the problem. There was obviously some defect in the wires and/or cap/rotor. Although i am not a mechanic, I would say that since the transmission is electronically controlled, due to the defect in the above parts, the voltages going to the cylinders and thus the rev voltage limit load was not being reached or seen by the computer and so was not allowing the upshift. Since this was an ignition problem, I would check the coil as well.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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