I HAVE A 99 JETTA THAT WONT SHIFT INTO 3RD UNTIL...

  • Tiny
  • steveanderson1
  • 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 144,000 miles

I have a 99 Jetta, that won't shift into 3rd until the RPM reach 4000?

I believe my fluid level is low, and this is why it won't shift. Do I need to use VW transmission fluid or can I use DOT4 or DOT4+?

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 5:28 AM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Fluid level is checked at 35c with the level plug removed and the engine in park.

Fluid is correct when it just drips a little out of the level hole.

Using a scan tool you need to set the basic settings and also check the TCM coding. Setting both of those can
cure late shift issues.

Thomas

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