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2001 vw jetta automatic transmission problem

I have 2001 vw jetta automatic at 85k. everything works great but something is weird with transmission. when it shifts from 2 to 3 it is kind of cutting all power for sec. it doesnt do for other shifts only from 2 to 3. you can feel the difference easily it shakes the car a little bit. it doesnt happen all the time but frequently. i took it to my mechanic and he couldnt see any problem. I dont know why it happens. is there any idea what the problem can be?

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2001 vw jetta automatic transmission problem

I have 2001 vw jetta automatic at 85k. everything works great but something is weird with transmission. when it shifts from 2 to 3 it is kind of cutting all power for sec. it doesnt do for other shifts only from 2 to 3. you can feel the difference easily it shakes the car a little bit. it doesnt happen all the time but frequently. i took it to my mechanic and he couldnt see any problem. I dont know why it happens. is there any idea what the problem can be?

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2001 vw jetta changing trans oil


Your 2001 VW Jetta is likely equipped with a "sealed" transmission unit. There is no dipstick that you can use to measure the level of transmission fluid in sealed transmissions. Unfortunately, it's a dealer item that needs to be addressed by a qualified mechanic or at a VW dealer.

Jul 01, 2014 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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How do you add transmission fluid to a 2007 VW Jetta 2.5L?


There is a brass colored plug facing skyward on the left (US driver's) side at the rear of the 6 speed automatic transmission. This plug is removed with a Torx tool (I cannot recall but is in the range of a #40). This plug provides a direct access to the case of the transmission and if you can find a suitable small funnel (I made an adapter) with a small piece of fuel line, etc. you can introduce ATF into the tranny. The transmission holds about 5 liters of special VW fluid. All the transmission experts I have talked to say to use the VW fluid. It is expensive but less expensive than a new valve body, etc. There is a overflow tower in the drain plug. I changed the fluid by dropping the pan. There is a magnetic plate trap in the pan. It will be covered with metallic particles. VW is dead wrong about "fluid for life". Change it at 80K to 85K miles.

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Transmission shifting shifts only at high rpm


2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

THE 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.

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The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).

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The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

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Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) checking:
1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied.
1.4. Engine idling.
1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF.
1.6. ATF temperature must not exceed 104 Fahrenheit degree (40 Celsius degree) at start of test.
1.7. Automatic gearbox oil capacity: 2,5 liter. Only ATF with VW designation may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives.
1.8. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: VW G 052 990 A2
1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling.
2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals.


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Sep 28, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Where to check and then add transmission fluid to 2001 jetta


THE 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.

tdisline_432.jpg



The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).

tdisline_433.jpg

The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

tdisline_434.jpg
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) checking:
1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied.
1.4. Engine idling.
1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF.
1.6. ATF temperature must not exceed 104 Fahrenheit degree (40 Celsius degree) at start of test.
1.7. Automatic gearbox oil capacity: 2,5 liter. Only ATF with VW designation may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives.
1.8. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: VW G 052 990 A2
1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling.
2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals.

Sep 18, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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My 2006 vw jetta needs transmission fluid. The manual says I have to take it into a vw dealership however, the closest one is two hours away. Can I add the fluid myself and how?


1. Check and add transmission fluid on a 2006 VW Jetta with manual gearbox:

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2. Check and add transmission fluid on a 2006 VW Jetta with automatic gearbox:

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How to check transmission fluid level


Most 1995-on VW models don't have a transmission fluid dipstick for checking the transmission fluid level. To fill and check the level of the VW automatic transmission fluid you have to remove a plug on the side or bottom (location depends on model and if you have an automatic vs. manual transmission) of the transmission drain pan. The factory manual refers the expensive VAG 1924 special tool for pumping the VW automatic transmission fluid into the oil pan.

Mar 02, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Should a 2002 jetta tdi- automatic at 87,000 miles


That specific transmission is known for failure. Sometimes it's premature failure (in your case) and sometimes they have 150k miles, but that specific automatic transmission will always fail.
There are plenty of stories online about premature failure of the 01M VW transmission...

May 10, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Does my 2001 Jetta TDI have to use a special type of transmission oil or fluid?


Automatic or manual? They use normal fluids, unlike Audi's (powersteering) where some needed the synthetic green stuff or else the seals would go. There are really good synthetic fluids available that are much better and last longer. Check out the VWvortex forum for lots of great VW info.

Cheers,

Kevin

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Car clicks when trying to start


When you try and start the vehicle does all the lights and radio and stuff go off? And does the starter make any weird noises when you try and start it? I would go to the parts store and ask them to check your battery if you can drive it there. lol..........they will be happy to check it out for you. Still acts like it could be a battery issue.

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check it out for oil level is correct, see for oil viscocity condition if require please change it, most of the automatic transmission come with power transmission oil or the TQ oil, see any electrical failure b'cause the auto transmission work with certain electrical relay circuit which are connect to the ECU check for it working is proper or fail to work, if possible see for the nearest VW, AUDI, SKODA authorised dealer or service centre for solution this problem see you soon...!

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