Question about 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
There doesn't seem to be anywhere for us to remove the old transmission fluid and add new. The dealer says that this transmission in this year doesn't ever have to be changed and it is a sealed system. This doesn't sound right. I have 154,000 miles on this car and I know it probably needs to be changed. Any suggestions
The dealer is correct. It is a sealed system, there are no drain plugs/bolts for the transmission fluid. The only way to remove the old fluid is to go to a VW dealer and let them use a special "vacuum" type machine that will **** out the old and put in new fluid. However, if you are not having issues with the transmission than there is no need to replace the fluid because it is supposed to last the lifetime of the vehicle on this VW.
Posted on May 23, 2009
Lifetime for VW means warranty limit of 100,000 miles. Like any transmission, it needs to be changed. Since there is no drain plug, you merely 1)remove the road shield, 2)remove the four bolts holding FULL pan of fluid, 3)and carefully tip out fluid into handy preplaced container for disposal. Then clean all the filth and replace the filter pan and gasket. Finally clip the filler fitting plastic so it can be extricated and fill with fluid to overflow. Use the Automax fluid hand pump if you don't have the special VW Tool. Run car in idle and shift through gears for a few minutes to fill all internal passages and top of again with fluid. You're good for another 100,000 miles! (I use an american tie wrap to replace the little plastic I clipped from the VW fill plug).
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
He is referring to what is called a T-TECH witch S U C K S out all the old fluid while replacing with new fluid.
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Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
TO CHECK OR ADD TRANSMISSION FLUID TO JETTA IT HAS TO BE BROUGHT IN TO A VOLKSWAGON DEALEALER THERE IS NO DIP STICK EVERYTHING IS SEALED SO ONLY THE MECHANIC CAN CHECK IT.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
Here's a step-by-step from some great guys over at TDIClub.com
for an AAZ (which I'm assuming you have)
It's pretty involved, and some special tools are needed. I've seen kits for sale
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
With the key in the ignition (but not turned), press and hold the Odometer Reset Button on the right hand side of the panel. While still holding that button, turn the key (although not far enough to start the engine) and then press and hold the Minute button on the left side of the instrument pane(if pressing doesnt work try turning the knob clockwise until service light has gone off and skip the pressing)l. Release both buttons at the same time.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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