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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Do I need a clutch replacement?

 

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lilpapoos, 2.8L V6, Hayward, CA, March 28, 2012, 20:10
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When I shift into 1st gear, my car drags into gear only in first and second. When I am on the freeway or finally in gear on the streets, it drives just fine.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13401 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 29, 2012, 06:15
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    sounds like is slipping by the way your discribe it. does the car move slowly forward but rpm's have higher than normal?

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    Hal... (see my shops), March 30, 2012, 09:38
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    Check fluids too. Cold fluid can make it difficult to get into gear. A good test is to put the e-brake on, start the car and put the transmission into 3rd. Slowly release the clutch and see if the car stalls. IF it it stalls right away then the clutch is working...

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