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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Why is my 2000 VW Jetta experience automatic transmission shifting problem?

 

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hlax, Palo Alto, CA, November 20, 2011, 10:31
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I have a 2000 VW Jetta, 148,000 miles. The past few weeks the check engine light is on and the car will not shift from first to higher gear until the engine speed reached ~4200 rpm. I suspect there is something amiss with the automatic transmission, and if it is an issue that might be resolved with replacement of the transmission which might be more expensive than the car is wor

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    ccsmog from Contra Costa Smog and Repair, November 20, 2011, 19:07
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    Check your transmission fluid level, if good you may have a problem with your shift solenoids

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    l1 master April 14, 2012, 11:07
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    make sure the trans contol module is properly updated a TSB describes similar problems-the mh cdomputers seem to have most problems-good luck!

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    hlax, April 14, 2012, 11:17
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    Thank You l1 master. I appreciate your response. In December we used the Jetta as part of a trade in for a 2011 Toyota Prius. Our mechanic told us that the cost of replacing the transmission is more than the car was worth, and I just didn't have the time or money to get other opinion. I hope purchasing the Prius was a good choice.

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    BeardedRhino August 30, 2014, 03:28
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    I know it's a little late, but thats the speed sensor dude. Guranteed. Duralast speed sensor is around 60 bucks and can be repaired in your garage taking about 2-3 hours.

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