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2002 vw bora v5 taking ages to go into gear, can't find how to check transmission fluid and fill it up if need be. Local mechanics can't do it and vw charge to much
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a tuner go over the wiring. He found a loose ground wire and grounded it properly. The transmission has been shifting correctly ever since!!! It felt like a mechanical problem, and acted like a mechanical problem, but it was just a loose ground wire.
Let this be a heads up on VW transmissions!
Thankfully it was only a loose ground wire and not a $5,000 trany!!
Ehprata, Pa 17522
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
I assume this is an automatic transmission, you didn't say.
There is no dip stick on the transmission any longer.
You will have to go under the car to check. You may want to go to your local instant oil change and have them check the level.
If you feel you want to check it, here is a description of the location and process.
Make certain the vehicle remains level while checking the fluid.
Located just above the top sealing flange of the transmission oil pan you will find a threaded plug. Remove the plug and see if transmission fluid drips out of the hole. If so, the fluid level is correct. If not, remove the red fill cap on top of the transmission, driver side. Add fluid to the transmission until fluid dribbles out of hole.
Replace and tighten the plug.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
Hello smeet3992: The transmission uses 5w-30 for tempretures up to 95 degreese in tempreture. Uses 15w-40 for all tempretures greater then 50 degreese. If you are in an area that has extreme fluctuation in tempretures I would use the 15w-4o engine oil. I also senrt a picture of where to check the oil at. Make sure you pull the right plug. The reverse idler pin has the same size bolt head.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2009
"Sealed" means there's no dip stick tube.
The Explorers and Lincoln LS have this also.
It is nothing new and you can still change/flush the fluid as usual.
A special procedure is used to check the fluid level.
Not having the dip stick tube is one less place for dirt to get into the transmission.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: vw bora
common problem with vw bora, i have a v5 model and my reverse lights didnt work! if you look in at the top of the gearbox you'll see a plug with a wire going into it. check the wire for a break , just join the wires together again ,make sure you join the same colours to each of them and its job done.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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