WHAT IS CAUSING THE GEARS TO BIND?

2005 Volkswagen GLI

Tiny

tbentley

June, 30, 2012 AT 10:57 AM

2005 VW Jetta GLI automatic w/tiptronic. Car seems to bind (stick) going in between gears and wont release to shift into the next gear until the gas pedal is release. It releases from 1st-2nd fine but will bind going from 3rd-4th and 4th-5th.

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5 Answers

Tiny

mhpautos

June, 30, 2012 AT 1:10 PM

Have you checked transmission oil level, if it looks dirty change the oil first.

Tiny

tbentley

July, 1, 2012 AT 12:51 AM

Havent checked. I recently had a 100k service completed. I'm wondering if it is a sensor causing this problem. It seems to happen when the engine temp is up to 190.

Tiny

mhpautos

July, 1, 2012 AT 4:50 AM

You can get a transmission scan done, this will show any electrical problem that needs attention.

Tiny

tbentley

July, 2, 2012 AT 12:19 AM

Thanks for the help. I'm going to have that done like you suggested.

Tiny

tbentley

July, 3, 2012 AT 2:22 AM

Spoke with a mechanic who ran the test, checked all codes and oil. No problems found. He determined it was possibly a $3000 valve body issue and to have a local trans mechanic check it out.

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