Question about 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S
Just bought a 2002 beetle for my 16 year old daughter.when driven first thing in the morning it acts like it doesn't have enough fluid to shift it is an automatic..but as soon as it warms up its fine the rest of the day. figured it was low on fluid so dropped the trans-axle pan replaced the filter and gasket. placed about 3 liters of fluid in it ran it through the gears and checked level seemed I had enough. dripped out. But the next morning after it had sat all night .Drove the car it slips out of drive or looses pressure acts like its in neutral. but again once it warms up its fine for the rest of the day.I thought maybe as the fluid warmed up it expands and thats why it runs fine. so maybe I didnt put in enough fluid. does anyone know how many liters these take and if three liters isn't enough? or what in the world is going on with this thing.?
Ya still battling it . we flushed the tranny and it was fine for awhile but its just as bad if not worse. Volkswagon dealer gave me a huge run around and no answers. I thought i was getting stroked at $3500 for a new tranny but sounds like they realy want to nail you with $4500. No the catalytic replacement didnt fix the problem just a way to get more money out of me.
I didnt let the dealer replace the tranny and we drove it . it drives fine once its warmed up but first thing in the morning it slips. and it seems to be getting worse. I swung by a local shop not a dealer and he told me they have sensors . and may be a simple fix. but if not ya have to replace the tranny for its a sealed unit and they just cant be worked on. I regret buying it. let me know if ya find a solution. my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
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