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Jetta ran out of gas and now does not start well and when shifted into gear it hardly moves. but once it gets going seems 0k?

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I would try and replace fuel filter its possibly plugged up. Fuel surrounding the pump keeps it cool. It could have been damaged. If filter doesn't help have garage do fuel pump pressure and flow test and see what that my show for results.

Posted on May 21, 2015

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SOURCE: 2000 VW Jetta squealing when shifting from 2-3rd and hard shift down when going up hill

hi if its just second to thrid then the clutch is slipping on thrid gear look at the boxes oil level is important but look at the colour is it red and tranperant as this is ok if its brown its a sign of the clutches slipping i would try a stall test on thrid gear first and if its ok second gear [manually] see is the engine stalls at the correct rpm if you thinkabout it imagine you are in thrid gear in a manuual box and suddenly drop into second it would be hard shifting it could also be a faulty thrid gear solenoid yates210456

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SOURCE: Jetta 1997, Gear is not shifting smoothly.

take it back to clutch repair shop.. linkage is loose-out of adjustment/ clutch is not adjusted/bled or installed proper/ or internal transmission damage has occurred (syncros) .. good luck

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 Jetta won't shift into drive all other gears

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Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: gear shift won't move out of park

safety switch on brake pedal. common cause is a wire breaking off. there are 1 to 2 wires going to this switch. It is located on the brake pedal bracket above the foot pad.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't shift when car is cold

I have a1998 VW jetta vr6 glx with the same problem and living in New England it gets really cold, but i did some research and it worked.... With the car in neutral and the E-break engaged, reach down and pull up on the clutch pedal, thus "resetting" the tension in the cable, it will be a bit higher on your foot and the release/engage point will be higher as well but i did this when it was 10*f and i could not get any gear, after pulling up on the clutch, shifts with ease,,,, such a relief

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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hi if its just second to thrid then the clutch is slipping on thrid gear look at the boxes oil level is important but look at the colour is it red and tranperant as this is ok if its brown its a sign of the clutches slipping i would try a stall test on thrid gear first and if its ok second gear [manually] see is the engine stalls at the correct rpm if you thinkabout it imagine you are in thrid gear in a manuual box and suddenly drop into second it would be hard shifting it could also be a faulty thrid gear solenoid yates210456

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