97 Jetta tranny

Tiny
NIGHTQUEST420
  • MEMBER
  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 166,000 MILES
I have a 97 jetta with an auto trans and I have tranny fluid in my reservoir for my radiator I noticed that the water line runs into the transmission is this a easy fix or is it a whole new transmission
Ty
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 8:08 AM

10 Replies

Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER
Is tranny doing anything strange? You need a new radiator or disconnect the lines and join them together while plugging holes on radiator. Then flush radiator if necessary.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Have the transmission flushed and change the filter, this should be done ASAP as water in the trans is doing serious damage, the radiator inter cooler is leaking as fixitmr has suggested, do not mess around get a new radiator as well.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
NIGHTQUEST420
  • MEMBER
Yes tranny seems fine just the fluid in radiator so u don't think its leaking in the tranny?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 1:00 AM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
You will have water in the transmission, this can and will do serious damage if not rectified ASAP.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER
If tranny has pan you could pull and see if any antifreeze shows?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
NIGHTQUEST420
  • MEMBER
If there is antifreeze in tranny is there a fix I can do fairly easy it looks like the top of tranny has a plate that comes off (like tranny cooler fins)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 4:07 AM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Do not mess about with this, get the leak fixed and the transmission flushed and a new filter fitted.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 10:19 AM
Tiny
NIGHTQUEST420
  • MEMBER
So what im understanding is all I need to do is buy a new radiator and that will fix it?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 11:44 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
That will fix the cause, but you still will have to get the trans check as any water in the oil will cause problems with in thew trans, maybe not now but it will.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
NIGHTQUEST420
  • MEMBER
I don't have water in tranny fluid was dark and really low so im flushing the radiator and doing a filter change hope that works
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 1st, 2011 AT 7:52 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides