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I have a 1999 jetta and the transmission seems to slip when it gets pass 3 rpms. its a automatic. i've recently just noticed this and it doesn't seem good. it also will make a noticeable loud nose when speeding up (thats when the transmission slips) causing it to seem like it takes a while for it to reach its speed... what should i do

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    pat Oct 24, 2010

    first i asume you have checked the fluid level if not it sounds low on fluid. You might try some aftermarket automatic trans fluid treatment ( don't get the most expensive get mid range) but this is just a temp fix you might get a trans shop to tighten the bands (if this model uses them) But I suspect you are in for some costly trans repares soon. I would sugest not to drive it any more then is absulitly nessary if wat you described is hapining the trans could just stop working anytime ( and in my experince for me it is always the worst time ) good luck K



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It is 3000 rpm's. If you look at your tachometer closely it will indicate the numbers you are reading are x1000. Check your transmission fluid. Always check when warmed up and running. It's a good idea to have your automatic transmission serviced with a new filter & fluid and the cooler flushed.

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SOURCE: 2002 vw jetta tdi - problem with rpm gauge?

Hi, Did you notice the motor actually reving higher when the tachometer was reading a higher rpm.. If it was it could be your transmission slipping.. Set your cruise control and listen to your motor while the tachometer starts moving erratically.. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Need to know how to check automatic trans fluid in

Here is the procedure, you will need special equipment and fluid.

Transmission must not be in emergency running mode. Transmission should be in PARK. Transmission fluid temperature must not be more than 80° F (30° C) at the beginning of check. Open the check level plug on the bottom of the transmission pan. Add fluid through the fill plug as needed until it drips from the check level plug. Some fill caps can be easily twisted off. Others will be broken when removed and must be replaced.

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SOURCE: 2004 Volkswagen passat transmission code p811

as per vw, you need to check transmission oil level., not an easy thing to do. if transmission oil level ok (no dipstick on these by the way). it is a mecahnical fault.

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: transmission slips gears and clunks around after about 20 minutes of driving. i just pasted over my warranty

you will need the transmission repaired, this is a common problem, sorry that it happened to you after your warranty. they may still fix it under warrenty as this is a major problem, with this trans.
if you are not to far over warranty they may play with numbers to get you covered.
other wise it is about $2300+ repair.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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