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Where do I check the transmission fluid in a 1996 volkswagen jetta automatic transmission?

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VW's are notorious for not having a dipstick in the transmissions. The units are sealed, and can only be check by the VW dealers.

Sorry, my 1998 VW Beetle had the same problem.

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My 2006 vw jetta needs transmission fluid. The manual says I have to take it into a vw dealership however, the closest one is two hours away. Can I add the fluid myself and how?


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How can i check the level of my transmission fluid on a 1996 volkswagon jetta gls?


Assuming it is an automatic. With engine idling, put transmission thru all gears, put back in park, keep engine running, check dipstick for tranny. If it is a manual then you have to crawl under car and remove upper "fill" plug on gearbox, fluid will be up to that level. NOTE: unless your tranny leaks it should never be low!

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How do I check the automatic transmission fluid?


Volkswagen Jetta's automatic trans. have a sealed transmission. A tool is used to expell and replenish fluid. Only volkswagen or an ASE certified tech (Specialized volks. or audi Techs) have this tool.

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Go to volkswagen for the fluid.
I am assuming you are talking about an automatic transmission? if so any aftermarket fluid will make short work of your transmission.

if you are talking about a manual transaxle..then I hear good things about Redlines' MT fluid

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Where the plug for tranny on 96' jetta is located?


On the manual transmission you go through the vehicle speed sensor (VSS). Its suppose to go 1/2 way up the teeth marks. Does it not say in the Chiltons manual? I can check when I get home.

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1996 Jetta won't shift into drive all other gears


VW Automatic transmissions must be filled within a specific level or they will not shift. Also, must have VW special transmission fluid or ATF +4 FULL SYNTHETIC!!! Required to create proper internal pressure...

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How do i add transmission fluid to a 1996 vw jetta


no you should never pour tranny fluid down that dipstick..infact the transmission for mk3 jettas dont have dipsticks for automatics. you need to find someone who will change it for you.

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