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Transmission 1997 Jetta 2.0L automatic. The transmission is not shifting properly at times. Can not check the fluid because it is a sealed tranmission. I am pretty sure the fluid is leaking. How can I check the fluid and is the bottom seal difficult to replace? Thanks!

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Hey, I have the same problem with mine, and it seems that a lot of people do. I'll tell you that changing the fluid and filter and seal made a big difference but did not fix it for me and I think it's just common for them to **** out. Mines 97 2.0 automatic. No, you can't check the fluid but there is a fill plug to the front top of tranny. Very interesting to get to, my mechanic had to pump fluid in. For reference I was told 3.25 quarts as the book says "see dealer" about that. Anyway, the seal is on the bottom of the transmission. There should be a cover over the pan. There's 4 bolts, make sure the car is level when you take off. This will require changing fluid and probably filter with seal because it's likely crappy. My seal was leaking. The trans fluid was like oil. Also takes Decron III but I subbed something the parts place said was the same.

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