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    1. 10-03-2011 02:53 PM #1
      i have a 98 jetta gl 2.0 and when its colder like yesterday it was low 50s it wont go into revers or drive untill its reved up then it jerks. it does this alot less when it warms up. is there anything i can do to fix this or is the trans shot... im trying to sell it and wanna get the selling value up i know noone wants a car with a bad trans

    2. 10-04-2011 06:37 PM #2
      anyone ever had this problem... any input on if i should flush n fill or just add lucas oil?

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      10-04-2011 07:34 PM #3
      Check your fluid level.
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    4. 10-05-2011 02:25 AM #4
      how is the level checked exactly... from my understanding warm the car up then check through the drain plug... its a 98 jetta with the "sealed" transmission...

    5. 10-05-2011 02:31 AM #5
      ^ check while still running... i read one instruction that said bassically fill it till fluid comes out and then close her up...

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      10-06-2011 02:30 PM #6
      Here is "how to change fluid"... at the end is "fill procedure". Its discussing how to check fluid while filling it, but if you'll get the "gist" of it.

      Auto trans fluid change or flush will not make a trans fail. Stop spreading the wives tale/urban myth.
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