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How much transmission fluid does my 2001 1600 vw golf station wagoen need

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A drain and fill takes 3.2 quarts and a dry unit takes 5.6 quarts

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you need a special tool or take the car to a shop

Sep 07, 2014 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf

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How can i add transmission fluid to my 2001 vw golf,,auto trans.


At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.


The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).


The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) checking:
1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied.
1.4. Engine idling.
1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF.
1.6. ATF temperature must not exceed 104 Fahrenheit degree (40 Celsius degree) at start of test.
1.7. Automatic gearbox oil capacity: 2,5 liter. Only ATF with VW designation may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives.
1.8. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: VW G 052 990 A2
1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling.
2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals.

Sep 12, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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I would like to flush my trans fluid but cant find any external fluid lines to tie into. What are my potions?

There are no external hoses or lines you can tap into. These transmission as supposed to be filled for life...really !

You should drain and fill every 30,000 miles or 50,00km.

Best bet is a VW dealer but the fluid is very expensive and it must be the fluid VW is not Dexron IIIe ATF..

You need a scanner to check for transmission temperature when you refill as VW specifies a certain temperature for the level to be correct.

Jul 31, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Golf

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My volkswagen golf v6 Automatic gear transmission is not more selecting what can I do cos there is not expart where I am pls help me.

I am a VW pro! Do you mean it wont change gears? A lot of VW's are having this same problem. One of three things could be the cause. Sensor on trans, trans control module, or the valve body in the transmission. When VW first made these cars, the transmission fluid was "suppose" to be lifetime fluid. These transmissions are sealed and have no dipstick. There is however a red plug right bellow the starter. You can open that cap and remove the plug under it. "Pull straight up while giving a slight turn". If you have a "clean" clear tube from maybe a fish air pump, you can slide that down the tube and pull it back out. you can smell it to see if it is burnt. The fluid is actually a type of mineral oil and CAN NOT BE MIXED with any other type of fluid! If the fluid is black, it will need replaced! The fluid should be changed every 50,000 miles part number G052162A2. Odds are, you will need to change the valve body inside the transmission

Jul 29, 2011 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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How do I check automatic transmission fluid?

On a 2001 VW Golf, there is no check for the transmission, check your motor oil dipstick, since everything is practically a closed system. This is the reason why ALOT of mechanic's won't touch VW's, Audi's, etc... because they're just wierd unless you've been repairing them you're entire life.

Sep 25, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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Where would I find the dipstick to check the transmission fluid

Many of the VW vehicles have sealed transmissions, which are designed to retain fluid for the life of the vehicle. As such, there probably isn't a dipstick in your 1997 Golf.

Jul 13, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Vw automatic trans won't shift

The 01M and 09A automatic transmissions do not have a dipstick and procedure requires measuring and maintaining a specified ATF temperature (which is neither cold or hot, but in between) during the ATF level checking. Special Volkswagen tools are required for this operation and it is therefore recommended that ATF level checking on 01M/09A transmissions be left to an authorized VW dealer.

Mar 04, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Do not know hot to add transmission oil onto 2005 Volkswagon Golf

there is a cap on front low on trans but you have to pull drain plug don worry nothing will come out unless trans is already full if it needs fluid none will come out i am a vw tech and i know that sounds off the wall but it is true

Feb 21, 2009 | 2005 Volkswagen Golf

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Need to change atf on a 97 vw golf

Changing the automatic transmission fluid on this vehicle takes special fluid and equipment which includes a scan tool that can read transmission fluid temperature. I would recommend going to a VW dealer or service center that works on VW’s

Jan 28, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Vw golf Mk3 VR6 gearbox/cooling system

I don't know where your leak is happening but I suspect the transmission fluid attacks rubber and may be leaking from the heater because of softened hoses.
I think the first move I would make is to buy a Haynes or Chilton service manual and spend some time researching how the transmission and cooling systems are related. The books are available at auto parts stores (or on line of course) and cost between $17-$30 US.  

Oct 13, 2008 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf

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