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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Question: why wont my car shift out of third gear?

 

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danyal14, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Exton, PA, December 28, 2009, 07:23
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it shifts all the way til third gear, but wont come go into overdrive

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 29, 2009, 16:02
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    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.

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  • Answer #2

    January 03, 2010, 17:40
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    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.

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