[Vwdiesel] Auto Trans fluid change problem

Tad tadc at europa.com
Sun Jul 10 12:08:49 PDT 2011

I have no experience with VW autos, but did you shift through the gears?
 isn't that required to get fluid into all of the various passages?

Also from what I've read, a VagCom is required to do the fluid fill
"properly"... whatever that means.

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Dave Cook <davevw at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Thoughs?
> Dave Cook
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