2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
I bought my Daughter a used Jetta that needed to have the transmission rebuilt. A reputable company rebuilt it and the car seems to run fine now. We noticed that the RPM's run at 3000 at highway speeds. The mechanic said that was normal for the VW because the redline is 6500. In speaking with other folks that own Jetta's they said that seems high. It seems like the car is not shifting to automatic O/D. 3000 RPM's at 70 mph for a car with a speedometer that goes to 160 just does not seem to add up. When she runs the car up to 80 the RPM's approach 4000. What gives? It just does not seem right.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 9:53 AM