I have a 1999 VW Golf 1.6 SE Auto.
I have been having problems with the automatic transmission for some time and after trying to get fixed several times and failing; I thought I might try the internet.
The problems are as follows, when starting the car from cold and engaging drive there are no problems take off from stationery and going through all 4 gears. The problems start when the engine gets to working temperature. Firstly when stopping, when in the drive gear it disengages (sometimes stalls) and when accelerating away from stationery there is a large lag before the drive engages, there is also a large jolt to the gear box.
Also when cruising down the motorway at high speeds for some time, suddenly the gears would not engage 2nd, 3rd, 4th. It would also slip extremely in all gears and over rev. When this happens, I would pull over and stop for 10mins and continue without these problems, other than the issues with taking off as explained above.
I have already spent a fair amount of money on diagnose tests, changing the transmission oil, improving the cooling of the engine but, this has not improve any of the problems.
Is there anyone out there has experience these problems and overcome them, I would love to hear your solutions.