Sorry for asking the same question that has been asked a million times, but the search results I got all seemed to be different engines or unknown transmissions....
My girlfriends 99 MkIV jetta 2.0 has 140,000 miles on it and is beginning to shift harshly. I'm thinking it probably needs a fluid change (she doesn't know if it's ever been done before... she doesn't know much about cars).
What I think I've learned so far is that I need vag-com to determine if the fluid is ok (not sure if its level or temperature or whatever... not really explained well in the archive posts). Is this true? And additionally, what will I need to do a complete fluid change (well, as much as can be done in one service)? It looks like I'll need a couple of liters of VW ATF, a filter, and a pan gasket.... Will I also need a triple square tool to get drainplugs off? Or is dropping the pan good enough?
Not sure if the faq on the subject is relevant as it seems to cover the 1.8t tiptronic gearbox... not sure how similar that one is to ours. Thanks in advance.
Modified by LUME at 1:01 AM 5-11-2007