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I have 2001 vw beetle and my transmission surgers... what can i do for it

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    Melissa Warner Jun 26, 2009

    thx for getting back with me... ok this is what it does.... around 30 to 50 the rpms go up like surging.... and it doesn't want to shift gires unless i let off the peddle... oh yeah its a diesel 1.9 turbo.. but not pick at all it takes for ever to get up to speed but when i get there its fine.... so does that help you figure it out... and yeah i would love to reset the code cause the engine light is own.. and they are saying its my glow plug which has been changed... and the car has 217,000 miles.. but its is a diesel...

  • Melissa Warner
    Melissa Warner Jun 27, 2009

    hey findme thx so much.....

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On some volkswagen Transmissions you can reset the computers shift plan by doing the following. Starting with car off in park, turn ignition to ON (but do not start) then depress the gas pedal for at least 3 seconds, then shut the car off, start and drive. This resets the computer's shifting plan for some VW's and you can expect some hard shifts after this reset, but it may help with funny shifting. The afore stated speed sensor is also a possible culprit.

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Get a mechanics manual for your 2001 vw beetle from Auto Zone or your preferred store. I think it is just the sensor in your transmison. Chech out the speedometer when it happens. If the speedometer stops or shows signs of failure, it is definitly the sensor in you transmision. Also check ALL FLUIDS. If this doesn't work, I know how to reset your computer back to factory. If you have 100 K miles, you may need to reset the computer. To do this is real easy but I need to say it not write it. Hope I could Help...

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • Chris Barto Jun 27, 2009

    As for the transmision, I would take it to Auto Zone & have them hook it up to there computer. It's free & it will surely get you started in the right direction.

    To reset most computers "STEP 1" disconnect the negative battery cable & let the car sit 30 minutes.

    "STEP 2" reconnect negative battery cable. Put key in ignition DO NOT START, "STEP 3" just turn the key 1 or 2 clicks, far enough to turn on dash lights.

    Without removing the key or starting the car repeat step 3 (30) times. YES 30 times. This adds 30 blank enteries into the computer,most computers only hold 20-25.

    After 30 times go ahead & start the car. Your check engine light should not come on. I have done this so many times & only twice have I had to do it a second time. If the car does have a serious problem, the check engine light will light back up again. Hope this helps.

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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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