I just bought this car a little over 2 months ago and it was already back to the dealer for a broken power window and twice for the transmission. These moving parts have a tendency to drop small microscopic metal particles into the oil. Flip a lug nut in the allen and put a flat wrench on it. They were completely baffled, cleared out the codes, and replaced the brake light modules, but were unable to solve the transmission problem. The problem started a couple months ago when the car had about 52,000 miles on it and was out of warranty by about 5 months. Angle it towards the ground, and see if you can feel any fluid in there.
While the transmission bearings are not as sensitive as the engine bearings, they can still exhibit wear from these particles in the oil. The lugnuts for the wheels are 17mm. If it trickles out, you are good. Once the gear oil comes out of the drain hole assuming the car is level or you have added enough gear oil, stop and put the cleaned fill plug back. If this happens, let it settle down and overfill it slightly. I did this so that I could use the same hose for both manual and automatic transmissions and to minimize dripping at the end of the hose. If the pressure is way too high, the bottle could pop, so start low and then increase the pressure if the fluid isn't moving fast enough.
Further application of the throttle caused the transmission to second from fourth, causing the vehicle to rapidly decelerate from 70 to 40 mph, at which point the engine resumed normal operation. I got out of the car and there was nothing in the road besides a pothole that everyone else hit as well on the off ramp. The dealer replaced the engine, engine block, timing belt and the lower shield. I don't know if the original transmission is still at the dealer as I have not yet picked up the vehicle. A hand vacuum pump like a mity-vac will work. If the bottle stretches a little that is okay. The transmission oil also helps to keep temperatures down inside your transmission.
It felt like I was trying to drive with the parking brake on. I took a loan from my 401k, paid it thinking it would last, and sure enough this one is going too! When you have the plug removed, take your finger, and stick it inside the hole. There is a overflow tower in the drain plug. This is ridiculous that I will have to pay for something like this for normal use of the car. Second issue, my car is only 8 years old but it's on its third transmission. The 1st two visits the dealer stated they found no problem.
I had to replace transmission at 32,000 miles and again at 73,000 miles. The day I picked it up, the transmission blew while I was driving. Shouldn't the engine last at least 100,000 miles after rebuild? It will probably be damaged when you remove it, so make sure you bought a replacement, part number is listed above. The owner manual doesn't mention replacing the transmission fluid for the life of the car. If this happens, let it settle down and overfill it very slightly.
Then loosen the allen plug on the bottom of the trans pan. Then pour some kitty litter or driveway spill absorber and step on it to grind it into the stain. I am assuming that the repair shop is going to tell me that the transmission is shot and that I will need to replace it. If your transmission is low on oil, the wear on these components will accelerate significantly. This looks to be a 40,000 miles transmission. Then sprinkle kitty litter or driveway spill absorber and step on it to grind it into the stain. The consumer stated he was involved in a hit-and run accident in which the rear end impact caused damage to the transmission.
Our clutches should not be going out this early. Having a large reservoir of oil to spread the heat throughout the transmission helps to keep temperatures down. Continuing, leave the trans in park, and make sure you are on as level of a surface as possible. It is expensive but less expensive than a new valve body, etc. If you use excess pressure, the bottle of fluid could pop so start low and then increase the pressure if the fluid isn't moving fast enough. Second issue, my car is only 8 years old but it's on its third transmission. Lifetime might also mean the lifetime of your car's warranty.
I put my gloved hands around the bottle cap and nozzle to prevent any fluid from hitting me in case the bottle cap blows off although it hasn't happened yet. Poke a smooth round hole in the cap for the fill hose and at the top of the bottle for input air -smaller is better for a tight air seal, marked by the green arrow in the below picture. The contact did not inform the manufacturer. I have noticed there are over 35 other complaints regarding the transmissions on Jetta and from what I have learned informally online, I am not the only one experiencing these problems. It also shifts very hard between all gears while driving.
If you have a choice, use the synthetic oil. The ecu does not return a fault code. There are many moving parts in the transmission. Don't let the hose touch the ground because it will collect dirt. If you can't breathe through the hose, it's too thin. When this occurred, tail lights and brake lights were not functioning. Consumer writes to express discontent regarding repairs at local dealer the consumer stated three days after retrieving the vehicle from the dealer, for maintenance work, the vehicle broke down on the highway.
The only consistency is that it has never happened at a speed over 50 mph. No dipsticks to check fluid and special tools are needed to add it. When it trickles out, replace the inner plug and then the outer plug. This means a new transmission and the cost can range from 3000-7000 dollars. The consumer stated he was involved in a hit-and run accident in which the rear end impact caused damage to the transmission. The repair entails replacing the automatic transmission for a cost of around 6000 dollars. There is only 25,000 miles on the car and an airbag should not go off for a pothole.