Question about 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
First, I hate my car. Second, I am not willing to pay for a new transmission, so I need advise on what, if anything, I can do to resolve what I believe may be a transmission problem:
My RPM has shot from 30 to over 40 when in Drive (speeds over 50 MPH via highwaym it hovers at 35-40 when I am at 65 MPH). When I am parallel parking and place car in reverse, then back to Drive: I hear a mild "thunk" sound, which is the best way I can describe it. I do not have any indicator lights regarding transmission. I am going based on how my car used to drive versus what it is doing currently. By the way, have I mentioned I hate my car?
BTW, I've been told by a mechanic that I need to replace my spark plugs and wires because there was "arcing" which I verified with my standard mechanic as a bad wire. My car does turn over, but doesn't always start right away when the weather is cold (and when the engine has been sitting cold for a longer period of time).
I am wondering if this "arcing problem" is causing my car not receive enough "power" so the transmission is not to function properly.
Any help and advice is very much appreciated! Thank you!
I had an 87 jeep cherokee that had a similar problem, try your throttle position sensor. Apparently the tps is connected through the computer to determine shifting.
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