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    Thread: Transmission Dipstick?

    1. Member PaulAP's Avatar
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      May 21st, 2009
      2004 MKIV Jetta GLS, 2009 Routan Comfortline 4.0L w/ RSE, 2011 Jetta VI Trendline+
      06-29-2012 01:23 AM #1
      Today I wanted to check the transmission fluid level...
      Has anyone else noticed that there is no transmission dipstick?
      There is however a capped fill tube that is stamped "For Dealer Use Only".

      After some searching, I found a thread on which talks about it, and has pictures on the 2nd page. Oddly the pictures were posted by a Routan owner

      Then I found quite the detailed answer on, so I thought I'd share that thread here.

      So there is no "leave in place" transmission fluid dipstick, but there are 2 similar "tools" and a method to check the level. We have the 62TE transmission. Here is the best instruction set I found, complete with the necessary charts.

      Either of these two dipsticks is what the job requires, an AST CRY933 or an OTC MLR-9336A.

      They can be found on e-bay, amazon or googled.

      I hope someone finds this information useful.
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      58 Ragtop Bug, 2005 Passat Wagon, 2010 Routan SEL
      06-29-2012 10:44 PM #2
      Most mfg's have gone this way, even a true VW. The death of most transmissions in years past is from the wrong fluid levels, hence a sealed unit. The way they look at it is, if you see no leaks your good to go. Here's a link to a thread about the dipstick.
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