[Vwdiesel] Auto Trans fluid change problem

Dave Cook davevw at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 10 11:51:50 PDT 2011

I'm having a bit of an odd situation I think.  This is an '01 Jetta with the 4-speed auto transmission.

I drained the transmission, changed the filter and cleaned up the pan.

I put things back together and set about checking the level just now.  I had put 4 liters in, so I fully expected that almost no fluid would come out of the check-hole and I would have to put in about a half a liter. 

When I removed the plug, a pretty good amount of fluid came out!  And kept coming out.  So I put the plug back in and shut the car down. 

The little tube is in there in the pan but I think something may be wrong (though I couldn't see anything when the pan was off yesterday).  When I pulled the plug yesterday, it seemed like quite a lot of fluid came out-I was surprised.  But then decided that it could have just been that the engine wasn't running so no fluid was being pumped up inside.

But the amount of fluid coming out now is disconcerting given that I've only put 4 liters in so far. 

Dave Cook

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