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1998 vw jetta 2.0 automatic transmission does not works properly until it gets worm?

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When was the transmission fluid last changed? It's probably contaminated with something that flows more easily when it's warm. Check the fluid and do a flush and fill if it isn't clean. If you know a reputable transmission mechanic, have him evaluate the fluid before the change - he should be able to tell you if it indicates significant wear on an internal component.

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1998 VW Jetta 2.0 automatic transmission hesitates and jerks into gears until car warms up, what could be the problem?


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This is a common problem. The first thing that I would do is buy and pour a bottle of ****** Honey into the transmission. I know that it's available at AutoZone and perhaps other auto parts stores.

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IF FLUID LEVEL OKAY.AND TRANSMISSION FLUID + FILTER BEEN CHANGED.YOUR SHIFT LINKAGE NEED ADJUSTING OR YOU HAVE STICKING SHIFT VALVES IN THE VALVE BODY.

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