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Vw beetle will not reverse. electrical ?

Automatic 4 speed 01M transmission. Is it possible to be a electrical problem

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O1M TRANSMITIONS ARE NOT FAMOUS FOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS!!!CHECK FOR DTC S AT THE TRANSMITION.I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT U HAVE A FAULT INSIDE THE TRANSMITION!!!

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

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SOURCE: My 2000 vw beetle will

I found the same problem with mine after taking it to the dealer ship for a factory recall. It was shifting good but when they finish the recalls it won't shift at all. After auguring with them they finally put the code reader on it and found they lost the values of the transmission to shift. The machanic reset it and it's now back to normal.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 vw beetle, transmission fluid

This page explains how to change the transmission fluid but about half way down the page it tells how to check for the proper amount of fluid:
http://www.newbeetle.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1036

There isn't a transmission dipstick for this car.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: how to remove transmission , how to replace reverse gear?

Are you sure that it is gone? make sure the all the bushing on the transmission are good it maybe that it is not able to go all the way in gear. If you do need to take it out get a good manual "Bentley" are the best it will show you the inside of the transmission too. Haynes are also good but not for working on the transmission it self

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Doesn t the New Beetle need tranny oil change

I just "serviced my tranny with the assistance from a VW tech. It is indeed a closed system, yes it needs to be serviced and do't let anyone tell you that changing the filter is not necessary. Whatever you do, DON'T, I repeat DO NOT put regular automatic fluid in this tranny!!! You will be buying a new tranny if you do. This tranny take a "special" European fluid that cost about $17 USD a liter. It takes three and one half liters. I would buy five just to "flush" the system.
To start, the engine and tranny must be cold, let it set over night. A lift is almost a must have. remove the tranny skid plat (four bolts) then the tranny pan (four bolts) have a catch pan ready. after allowing the fluid to drip, remove the filter and the O-ring (it will probably stay in place after you remove the filter and is a orange/red color) clean the area with a bit of brake clean. replace filter and pan, not the skid pan yet. remove the drain plug, you should have located it by now. it should take an Allen wrench. On the front of the tranny you will see a refill plug, it has a snap lock, that you will probably break. after removing the lock you can remove the plug. take a length of hose, 5/16th I think, place in the refill hole, run it up to the top of the engine and put a funnel in the tube. I found it easiest to hang the funnel with the tube from a bunge chord attached the underside of the hood. pour in three liters, this will take a little while. Yes, the plug is still out. after you have pour in three liters, start the car. leave it in park or neutral. Allow the car to come up to temperature, you know you have reached this point when the cooling fans have come on twice. Let the fans come on then go off and come on again. now the car should be high enough to see under but low enough to reach your funnel/hose that is still attached. Drain plug still out, car up to temp, height just right, now pour in more fluid. After about another half a liter, you should start to see the fluid dribbling out (into a catch pan). I pour an additional liter through mine to flush it, although this is not mandatory. leave the car running throughout this process. after you have poured at least four liters into the tranny and yes some will leak out, with car still running re-insert and tighten the drain plug. Turn the car off, replace the skid pan, remove the hose, replace the refill plug and lock (you did buy a new one when you bought the filter and oil, right?) if not just zip-tie it in place. Clean up the mess and DRIVE. congratulations, you just serviced you own tranny and saved two hundred bucks!

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: automatic transmission slipping in 2000 VW Beetle

If you want to try and avoid a tranny change. I highly recommend KW TransX transmission additive. Follow instructions on bottle.

If there is a serious transmission problem this will only prolong failure.

Additive works great!

Here is what the can looks like. Can be purchased at Advance Auto or Autozone.
http://www.midwayautosupply.com/pm-11156-201-k-and-w-products-engine-transx-posi-trac-limited-slip-gear-oil-additive-7-fl-oz-402508.aspx

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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