[Vwdiesel] Auto tranny (was A new member in the family!)

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Mar 11 21:37:49 EST 2002

In a message dated 3/11/2002 2:51:27 PM Pacific Standard Time, wn5p at yahoo.com

> The transmission in my '85 (formerly owned by Hayden)
>  seems to have some problems, specifically with the
>  shift point from second to third gear. It's holding
>  second way too long before shifting into third, and I
>  usually have to manually "trip" it (release throttle
>  momentarily). That's something I need to look into,
>  but will keep it off the road for a while, so I want to
>  wait for the other one to come back.

  That sounds a lot like the "kickdown" linkage is too tight.  This
makes the transmission think that you are accelerating harder than
you really are.  It stays in the lower gear then.

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