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What items should I check to trouble shoot why my '99 VW Passat GLS 1.8T is barely able to move from stopped position; first and second gears are now more difficult. I have stopped driving and need to fix, what should I check first?

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  • clhawkins Apr 01, 2011

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I assume that this is a Manual? Check the reservoir for clutch fluid.If the slave or master cylinder leak the level will fall and let air into the system,making gear selection hard to impossible and moving off tough.
If it is an auto,check the trans fluid level in park while the engine is running and the handbrake on.I hope this helps.Let me know of your findings and we can work towards a solution.Please remember to rate this advice.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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