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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The four speed automatic shows a total fill (that is all the fluid it can hold) is 5.7 Quarts. So if you just dropped the pan and relplaced the filter, you shouldnt need more than 4 quarts and likely you would have a little extra with that.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
It sounds like your having some very serious issues.
First off how many miles are on the transmission?
If you have a lot of miles it could be that is it just plain worn out.
When its cold it may work a little better because the fluid is a little thicker and all the parts inside haven't expanded yet(due to heat) allowing them to not "slip" as easily.
I would check your fluid and take a look at it. If its dark and burnt smelling, its time to change it.
If it doesn't smell burned and its a red/oarnge color the fluid is probably fine.
I would then check your fluid level.
If you have to much fluid it can create air bubbles which will cause problems.
If you have to little fluid things won't be lubricated properly and will overheat, and this will also cause problems.
If your fluid level is also fine, then I would check your transmission filter(if equipped). This could be the cause of your problem as well.
If you've made sure you have fresh fluid filled to the correct level and a new transmission filter and it still acts up it is probably just worn out.
Hopefully my tips will get your car going up those hills for a little while longer,
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
LISTEN CLOSE. THERE IS A PLUG ON PAN. REMOVE IT. WITH A SYRINGE TYPE CANISTER YOU NEED TO INJECT THE FLUID INTO IT UNTIL IT STARTS TO COME OUT. THEN CAREFULLY START VEHICLE AND INJECT ANOTHER 3/4 QUART UNLESS IT STARTS TO COME OUT OR EVEN A QUART.LET IT RUN FOR 5 MINUTES THEN CONTINUE TO INSERT UNTIL IT OVERFLOWS AND TIGHTEN THE PLUG BACK TO THE PAN. i WOULD ONLY USE AUDI VOLKSWAGON FLUID AND YES IT CAN RUN $14 TO $18 A LITER
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
VW automatic transmissions require a special filling tool to fill the transmissions using gravity. They also never recommend a fluid or filter replacement unless a problem is evident. (a leak or shifting problem). They also use a special brown synthec oil that i believe is only available at VW. My advice is to go to a Volkswagen dealer. I'll still tell you how it works. To check the level the vehicle transmission must be cold (not driven at least 8-9 hrs). With a scanner plugged to check fluid temperature in the transmission. RFemove the red cap on the little tube. It's clipped. Once the red cap is removed the black cap can be pulled out. This is the fill tube. This is where the fluid is added using the fill tool. Start the car and remove the 5mm allen screw which looks like a drain. Inside this is a little tube that goes upwards like 3 cm in the pan. (when the oil heats up it expands and leaks out here) With the car running in park, if oil runs out of the pan hole before 35 deg. c there is too much. Let it drain. If no oil leaks at 35 deg. c it's because there is not enough and oil has to be added while the temperature is going up. At 35-40 deg. c oil should spill out ,reinstall the 5 mm allen with the seal, reinstall the filler plug and red cap lock. If the oil is over 26 deg. c before starting your better off waiting till it cools off to have time to add or let drain depending. Strange procedure but the right one.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
IT COULD BE DIRTY CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS OR BAD SPARK PLUGS + WIRES STOPPED UP AIR FILTER. BUT HAVE CAR SCANNED IT COULD BE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR OR VOLUME AIR FLOW SENSOR.COULD BE MANY THINGS.
Posted on May 12, 2010
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