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96 jetta gl buddy put in a 95 transmission....won't start in park

Ok have 96 jetta gl buddy out in a 95 transmission and the tranny computer that came witht he tranny the car won;t start in park but will in neutral. the radio says safety and the check engine light is on. was told mayb the neutral safety switch and mayb the igniction switch

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The neutral safety switch is probably faulty the radio says safety because the wrong code was entered 3 time key needs to be on for 3 hours hook up battery charger check engine light may be code for trans issue

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How can i check the level of my transmission fluid on a 1996 volkswagon jetta gls?

Assuming it is an automatic. With engine idling, put transmission thru all gears, put back in park, keep engine running, check dipstick for tranny. If it is a manual then you have to crawl under car and remove upper "fill" plug on gearbox, fluid will be up to that level. NOTE: unless your tranny leaks it should never be low!

May 10, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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Will a 1996 VW jetta tranny match up with 1989-88 volkswagen jetta

Yes. You'll need to swap your old speedo cable and the back up light switch is different. Also the 96 transmission uses the same clutch disc as the MK2 16v, which is different from the 8v disc, it's the number of splines on the input shaft. I'm putting a 95 Jetta 5 speed into my 1986 Scirocco. Make sure you replace the throw out bearing and the clutch rod seal and bushing in the end of the input shaft.

Mar 21, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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I have a 96 saturn that i replaced the tranny in with a 95 tranny. when i drive it it will go through the gears. when it goes to shift into 3rd it downshifts. what is causing that to happen

You have to make sure that you are using the correct transmission. If you have a SOHC then you need the SOHC transmission. A DOHC transmission will bolt up but it has the wrong gear ratios for your SOHC and its computer. You will get all kinds of funky shifting if you use a SOHC car with a DOHC transmission or vise versa. Check the stamping on the bell housing of the transmission you put in and see if it has an MP7 or MP6. MP6 trannys are the SOHC transmission, the MP7 is the DOHC transmission.

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Automatic transmission shifting irratic,slipping,torque converter replaced at dealer,couple months doing the same thing agian

OK. First, find your reciept and find out what type of fluid was used and how many quarts. Next find out what type of fluid you should use (because the wrong ATF or wrong amount can cause your symptoms). The fluid can vary from transmission to transmission even though you have the same year car model. There are at least 3 transmissions for VWs for the same year (turbo, 2WD, AWD)

To make sure you know what fluid goes with YOUR transmission, you need to know the transmission number. Next, look up on ALLDATA (or ask the dealer to print this for you) the tech sheet on what fluid goes to what transmission.

Also, ALLDATA will have a page detailing the correct amount of fluid to be used. For example, a complete tranny rebuild may take up to 11 quarts, but a tranny service may only take 5 quarts.

To fill VWs with ATF (tranny fluid), you usually have to pump it in with the engine off from the bottom of the car. This means you have a hand pump that sucks the (correct) ATF and then pumps it upwards into the pan thru the drain plug. Once, you put in at least 3-4 quarts, you lower the car and turn it on and re-raise it.

While the car is on, the ATf you just pumped into it gets sucked upwards inside the tranny.
Now you start pumping more ATF upward until it starts to puor out at a steady, but solid stream. Then you quickly close the drain/fill plug and you're done. It is really easy to not put enough ATF into the system since some techs and mechs only add to the car when off, not off then on.

Also, if you have the wrong ATF in you car, you can sue the dealer for putting in the wrong ATF, thus causing damage to your tranny. This holds up in court and you get a new tranny free of charge.

Please remember that the WRONG ATF is very, very easy to use. And the wrong amount is very very easy to achieve. These (2) points are your starting points. Good luck.

Sep 10, 2009 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

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Where the plug for tranny on 96' jetta is located?

On the manual transmission you go through the vehicle speed sensor (VSS). Its suppose to go 1/2 way up the teeth marks. Does it not say in the Chiltons manual? I can check when I get home.

Apr 17, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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I need to know how to put gear oil in a 95 jetta.if you have pictures how to do that.

Jack up the car on the driver side. Then you need to take off the Driver side Tire. You will see a 17 hex Allen socket on the transmission; this is where the gear oil goes. On the bottom of the transmission is another 17 hex socket: this is how you drain the transmission fluid. The car takes (75w90 GL-4). I believe the capacity is about 2.0 quarts. But put in about 1.5 quarts first, to see how the car feels, and then add more later.

Mar 28, 2009 | 1995 Volkswagen Jetta

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96 taurus wagon goes to neutral when vehicle comes to full stop.

That would be your neutral park switch is bad or broken. If the shifter linkage is not aligned with the neutral park switch it will not work properly. Located on drivers side on top of Trans.

Mar 22, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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Will a 95 dodge ram tranny interchange with a 2000

No it will not. I have a 95 and am on tranny number 5. I had always put in used ones because I didn't know how long I was going to keep the truck. Now I have so much in it I have to keep it.
Anyway, back to your problem. 94 & 95 are all by themselves. Dodge had alot of problems with trannies in those 2 years and in 96 they attempted to remidy that problem, but didn't quite get the job done. The trannies will look alike until you take a closer look. In 96 they changed the wireing that goes to the computer so these transmissions could not be interchanged. One thing I would reccommend if you do find a used tranny to put in. Buy a brand spanking new torque converter.
BTW I did find one site for used parts that has come in handy several times. Give it a try and good luck with your project.
I hope this helps you out, if so let us know and don't forget to rate me.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

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Jumps when I pull away first thing in the morning, no problem when warm (1999 Jetta GL)

the same thing happend to my 1996 jetta trek. when u put it in reverse to start off anywhere its perfectly fine. but when u put it into drive it stalls for a few seconds than jumps.
The transmission is going to go out on you anyday.
mine blew on me about a month when this started happening to me.
i was driving and the car just randomly went into neutral, tried all the gears and all i had was reverse.

took it to 2 different places to get it fixed, 1st place asked $3500, 2nd place asked $2500.
too much money so we had a family friend put a rebuilt tranny in for $1600.

Nov 03, 2008 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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