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How to add Auto Trans fluid to 1999 VW Beetle & what kind of fluid

How to add Auto Trans fluid to a 1999 Beetle

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Been there tried that. The unit is more or less sealed. You will need to go to a VW dealer to have the fluid checked and added, if required. Be very careful, there's an entry port on the top of the transmission that some cables/wires go through. If you break this seal there is no simple fix. It costs about $700 to have it replaced by the dealer.

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