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Clutch slips when rainning

Clutch slips when ther is wet weather. i was told by some one at the auto parts store to check the fuld in the transmission buy pulling the plastic plug out of the top and sticking my finger in the hole to check if i could feel any fluid i could not. so i added a quart of it will not run at all

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Are you sure its the tranny slipping? My jetta hates wet weather too and it always seems to be a crack in the distributor cap causing misfiring of my plugs. When my car dries up it runs fine again.

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What kind of fluid did you put in the clutch fluid is under the hood if it is hydrolic

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You don't check the fluid like that! it should not be full up to where you can feel it. there is a screw plug possibly a bolt into the side of the gearbox you take this out and fill it from the side once the fluid start to come back out it is then full. make sure the car is sat on the flat. also you may need to bleed it through now as it's been over filled. on top of the gearbox there should be a slave cylinder a part with what look like brake pipes coming from it, this is most likely the fault the car had to start with. Bleed it through if no joy then you will most likely need a new slave cylinder.

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