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My Jetta ,an automatic will not change into 4th gear at 80 klm's per hour. Is there a fix for this?

If I drive longer distances and cruse between 300 and 350 rpm the Jetta will sometimes shift to 4th. I thought it was a fluid problem so I changed the transmission fluid. No luck still does the same thing.

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That is near the border of the shift point. You may be able to influence it with accelerator or throttle positioner adjustment. That is only 49 mph.

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