It came to mind though that if I can lock the flip thing on the trans and get the nail in on the shift lever without ever deattaching the linkages from the trans, then it must still be adjusted properly. The second thing I would do is swap the taillight fuse back where you found it to see if that fixes your shifting problem. In a panic I tried to start the car, but another nuisance got in the way. Do all the gears grind a bit, or just 4th? The dealer diagnosed the failure as bad wiring and performed the remedy, but the failure continues to persist. It's possible the clutch actuating cylinder has failed.
Is there statistical data available regarding failure of this part? Mechanic reported failing transmission valve body and recommended replacing transmission within two years. Adam The good news is that your clutch cable isn't stretched as you have a hydraulic clutch. The car was towed the rest of the way towards the dealer and diagnosed as a failed high pressure fuel pump, causing catastrophic fuel system damage. Anyhow, check to see that these are connected properly. The engine was producing power, but something was wrong with the transmission. Complaint Number: 10187017 Incident Date: May 26, 2006 Date Added to File: April 4, 2007 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2001 volkswagen jetta.
However, havd not been able to fix problem with gears. In rare instances, this sensor results in transmission slips, causing the vehicle to shift suddenly to neutral. Complaint Number: 10218712 Incident Date: March 17, 2003 Date Added to File: February 21, 2008 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2001 volkswagen jetta. Very noticeable at freeway speeds. Air conitioner leaked into interior, soaking carpets and smells bad. I jumped on the expressway and noticed that I was driving between 4,000-5,000 rpm while only going 50 miles per hour. The indicator illuminated intermittently while driving to the dealer.
The brake appeared to lock the gear shift, and you could not get it to go into another gear. However, it has a few inherent weak points. In the end we decided to proactively change the master and slave cylinders on the clutch. The contact has had to replace the transmission three times within three months. I got the tail lights on and started to drive to work. If the pedal feels any different this may be an indication that the hydraulics are bad. Is there any fluid on the ground near the transmission? The problems with this transmission are hard shifts from gear 1 to 2, erratic shifting from gear 3 to gear 4 and a shudder in the torque converter.
Volkswagen has also had problems with its high-end paddle gearbox, the Tiptronic transmission system. Complaint Number: 728168 Incident Date: August 10, 2000 Date Added to File: September 19, 2000 Description of the Complaint: Transmission stopped shifting into 4th gear while driving throught city, called for tow to dealer. Complaint Number: 10063337 Incident Date: February 23, 2003 Date Added to File: March 16, 2004 Description of the Complaint: While shifting gear into reverse vehicle would not move on it's own. The owner, despite taking very good care of the car, will have to pay to get this part replaced. I decided I'd try and stop it with a very thin film of gasket sealer right around the center of the plug. Dealership didn't care about the problem nor did vwoa. There were no prior warnings.
I had mine out to check the fluid a couple of weeks ago and it was good. Again, the rpm just increased and never dropped as would normally occur during a shift. Models before this had individual coil packs that were recalled due to cracking. I noticed a little oil around my trans drain plug too the last time I did a drain and fill. I also tried bleeding the clutch slave cylinder good instructions , good picture for where the bleed point is. I brought it back to the dealership and again they diagnosed that my ignition coil pack was bad. The contact stated that there was a recall for the ignition coil, but the recall number was unavailable.
This plug provides a direct access to the case of the transmission and if you can find a suitable small funnel I made an adapter with a small piece of fuel line, etc. Notice the rattle noise about 6 months after hte car was new. Can you help me do this? He stated that the vehicle was surging from second gear and also became hesitant and wasn't shifting gears when it should have been. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 15 mph and the check engine light illuminated. I could be way off base.
The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. Car smells like smoke and everything stops working. These problems have been mentioned several times on your website. Anyway, the parts guy asked me why I needed it anyway, and I told him. He thought there might have been a service advisory or something, so he was looking around a bit, and also asked somebody else.
If I can do my two things after work sometime this weekend I will post back and give an update. So where would be best to have this checked out? The part has been reported defective in previous models but is still not being corrected or acknowledged as a manufacturer defect, which it is. The master cylinder is on the firewall next to the brake master. This issue is at least frustrating, but at most, especially at intersections, it can be dangerous. When I explained I had the same issue 14K miles and 17 months earlier, I was told that they couldn't do anything, as the coil pack was past its 12K mile warranty. Latest incident was pulling out from a side street and the car stalled, causing a very dangerous situation.