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Transmission seems to jerk between 1st and 2nd in stop and go traffic

(2006 Volkswagen Passat)
in Los Angeles, CA on January 11, 2014
check engine light just came on tonight while I was on freeway.

I am worried this is a major transmission problem.
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on January 12, 2014
Have it scanned to find out what the computer wants to say about this. It has got the best clue since the light is on!!
on January 12, 2014
Thanks. I read too many horror stories and am not looking forward to the computer.
on January 12, 2014
Relax, it's prob. something simple! Whatever the problem, if that's the worse thing that ever happens, it's all good!
on January 12, 2014
You're the best Pushrod!
I'll keep you posted.
on January 12, 2014
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