[Vwdiesel] Auto Trans fluid change problem

Dave Cook davevw at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 10 18:50:39 PDT 2011

I got it.  My main problem is I could have sworn that the how-to I read said he needed about 4.5 total.  

Drained it a bit more and then the flow stopped.  After a test drive, all seems well.


Dave Cook

--- On Mon, 7/11/11, Jason <uberhare at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Jason <uberhare at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Auto Trans fluid change problem
To: "Dave Cook" <davevw at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Audi-VW-Diesels Group" <Audi-VW-Diesels at yahoogroups.com>, "VW Diesel Group" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 12:33 AM

The 4speed auto only takes 2.5-3L on refill.....
4 would be dry fill with empty torque converter.
These gearboxes are sensitive to level for proper shifting.

Jason Ewing

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM, 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.


Dave Cook


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