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My 2003 jetta will back up only after rpm's increase

When I put my jetta in reverse, it will not move until I press the gas long enoug or hard enough for the RPM's to increase to almost 20,000

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If your car has an automatic transaxle it is defective and needs to be rebuilt. Don't keep doing what you are doing or you will ruin some of the internal parts and that will cost you more money, it's also not good for the engine.

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