First problem is that it does not reverse unless the temperature gage reaches the normal. This will cause rapid deceleration, like slamming on the brakes, but so far has yet to actually damage a transmission. Cars were flying by on both sides and it nearly caused a collision. Started her up, same noise occured when disengaging the clutch pedal to floor. Let It Drain I'd give it enough time to completely drip out of there, maybe 20-30 minutes or so.
It finally released and I drove immediately to the nearest Volkswagen dealership. So I don't know if that could be the problem or not. My dad gave me this car, but I don't have the money right now to fix it, and he said he doesn't either. Now it stays on the floor I can pull up by hand but there is no resistance throughout the travel. You have to close the bleeder before lifting the pedal.
These can be rectified by following the Volkswagen service bulletin and downloading the latest software. Faulty Clutch Component A faulty clutch component of the mechtronic unit causes sudden downshifts. Screw it back it with your fingers. Fault has occurred over 10 times and is becoming more frequent and for longer durations. If you get on the ground and look up under the bumper on the driver's side you will see the fill plug.
It is posted on youtube. I tightened it till it was snug, around 22 ft-lb. I finally got it to go into park after a tow truck driver suggested that I turn the ignition to different positions while pumping the break and pulling on the shifter. The vehicle has been evaluated by the dealer but they have not been able to replicate the problem or find any defect. In rare instances, this sensor results in transmission slips, causing the vehicle to shift suddenly to neutral. Per the dealer there are currently no replacement parts available in the country.
Here's a couple crappy pics I took. Fish the drain plug out of the oil with a stick or something and give it a good clean. Occasionally the vehicle fails to accelerated or accelerates very slowly when attempting to move forward from a complete stop. Each time I have been in manual mode. Car now has 2500 miles on the odometer and it has had this problem almost since day one.
I was coasting in 4th as a semi was making a left turn across the side of the road I was traveling. The Bentley manual does not specify how much torque you are supposed to tighten the plug with. A dangerous situation to find your car being in neutral. It turns out that the bleed valve for this particular slave really needs to be turned quite a few times to get fluid to pass through. The engines in these cars are solid as a rock no kidding. I put the car in park and tried to shift back into drive, but the shifter wouldn't budge. Sometimes really rough going into 3rd.
I need some guidance as to what I should be looking at. Any issues, or are they pretty strong? Vehicle has 12k miles and requires replacement of mechatronics unit. I had to shift out of tiptronic and then downshifted to 3rd before it would catch and put me back in gear. I'm able to start the car now but same symptoms. I've never driven a 1.
I have to take the shifter out of manual mode, and place it into d. Would highly recommend flushing and adding new gear oil before going all out and buying a reman transmission for a 15-year-old car… it'll only take an hour or two of your time. I feel that since there is a recall on the 1998-2002 vw beetle and the 1999-2001 vw jetta that there should be one on the 2001 vw Golf as well. Anyway, I pushed the clutch down again and probably broke something. I guess I jinxed the whole operation when I said that removal went pretty well. Not looking forward to bleeding the system, however.
Expect to spend around 4k on a good example, and budget some for repairs. Also, an entire kit is available here. And wait about a second or two without touching the accelerator in order for a clutch to engage a gear and allow me to move. Finally today, while leaving a parking lot entering into a roadway, the vehicle again revved in neutral and failed to accelerate. No amount of fiddling with the shifter will get it back into gear. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. I'd definitely recommend one as my experience with the model has been brilliant.
This is a terrible safety issue. The plastic housing had cracked, not the boot around the rod. I didn't see anything dripping from underneath, but once I got it into the garage under some better light it was easy to see the large pool of fluid running down. Basically, I don't know if I have 2 distinct problems, or all the symptoms exhibited are related to one. An excellent post below also describes that the plastic bushings may be getting really tight due to corrosion on the inside of the tube. The malfunction was in the brake light switch so I had to get it replaced. I talked to vw of America, and they won't help unless a dealer can replicate it.