Question about 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
I have a 2004 VW Jetta with a 4 cylander engine. I drove the car Friday, it has sat in the driveway for 2 days and the weather here has been -2. When I went to drive it this morning, the car had problems shifting from from 1-2 and from 2-3. It will accelerate slowly from a stop and then rev up to 4-5000 rpms then shift down VERY hard. It is an automatic transmission and it feels like if you had a manual transmission and missed the right shift time. Over 40 mph it runs fine. Does anyone know what this problem might be? Is it due to the cold in someway? Can I fix this myself or will I be subjected to a very costly trans. service call? PLEASE HELP as I need this car to see my family for Christmas!
I'm no expert but it sounds as if you might have some moisture (water) contaminating your tranny fluid. I'd first try having it drained, flushed and refilled with fresh fluid. Preferably after it has been warmed to room temperature - -2 brrr.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
WELL VW TRANSMISSION ARE VERY COMPLEX MADE ONLY PART MADE IN GERMANY WITH SELF COMPUTER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ETC,ETC,ETC,. DO NOT TRY TO REBUIL IT UR GOING FOR A LONG RIDE... BEST THING TO DO IS BUY A NEW ONE FROM VW AND PAY SOMEONE TO REPLACED IT AND THEN U LOOSE THE WARRANTY RIGHT? VERI COSTLY.. WHAT I DID IN MY CAR I WENT AND LOOK FOR A WERCK JETTA SAME MODEL YEAR ETC. MAKE SURE IS THE SAME THEN MAKE SURE HAVE VERY LOW MILES
UBDER -30K MILES PREFER THEN PAY SOMEONE THAT KNOWS ABOUT VW ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSIONS PAY LOW PRICE TO INSTALLED IT AND THEN GET READY TO RESET THE HOLE CAR (REPROGRAM) WITH DEALER AFTER JOB IS DONE CAR WILL NOT START SO GET IT TOW TO DEALER AND THEN CAR WILL BE OK. MAKE SURE OF GETTING SERVICE EVERY 20K TO 30K MILES DEALER SAID IS SEALED AND IS NOT POSSIBLE BUT IT IS TRUST ME TALK TO SOMEONE THAT UNDERSTAND VW OIL FLUID IS WHITE AND ONLY FROM DEALER AT $ 15 DLS. AT QUART AND HAS TO BE DONE BY CHANGING FLUID MACHINE LEVEL MUST BE EXACT IF OVER WILL COST U PROBLEMS SERVICE RUNS IN ABOUT $250 TO $350 DLS.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
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