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I cant find the dip stick for the auto transmission. I looked everywhere. Just dont know. I never owned a VW before, and bought a 96 Jetta gls auto. Help please....

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It is my understanding that you have to take it to vw dealer or a vw mechanic and have them check or change tranny fluids. not positive bout it but that is what i was told. daughter just got a jetta turbo and that is what we were told by a friend of hers that has one.

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  • fuel86 Apr 05, 2011

    I can confirm there is no dipstick for the auto trans on any VW. It's meant to be a sealed transmission with the fluid lasting the lifetime of the transmission. If its not leaking then it shouldn't be a concern.



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there are many independent repair shops out there that would do the job for alot less
here is one trick i have found that work very good.
go to a professional auto parts store like a carquest or a NAPA and ask the counter person who he would recomend a independent repair shop that is familar with the VW cars
dont give up you will find a great mechanic that will help.
good luck

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