So, a while back I purchased a '96 Golf GL Auto that had "transmission problems" going on. So after some investigation, the car will engage, sometimes. When it does, it pulls for a few feet, then gives up. Then, it usually take a couple of restarts for the car to grab and pull again, though only for a few feet at a time. This works both in first, and in reverse.
So, I was thinking it was the TCM/TCU because the guy I bought it from said that the transmission was completely gone, but that has to be false if the car will pull at times. Right? Well, found out that the TCM/TCU was not the original, as it has "95 JETTA" written on the top of it.
So, two questions:
Is there anyway to find out which TCM/TCU the car came with originally?
Am I headed in the correct direction?
[As in, does this sound like a TCM/TCU problem? I would have to assume so since all the reading I have done says that your TCM/TCU has to pretty much be a close match to your original.]