it shifts all the way til third gear, but wont come go into overdrive
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta
Question: why wont my car shift out of third gear?
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 29, 2009, 16:02Master
Check the transmission fluid level, if it's OK then I would have a diagnostic check performed on the transmission. There are so many possibilities, and only an inspection will determine what is going on here. Go to a shop that specializes in VW and/or transmission repair.
Answer #2some guy January 03, 2010, 17:40Journeyman
hows your shifter alignment? does r,n,d line up? the linkage could be off, not usually likely unless some work was done in this area. does the shift display light up when this happens? if so it stores a fault and can be diagnosed by a tester. should check for faults anyway.