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Ive already searched the problem on here and found no useful information. Went to Priority VW near my place and the mech said the problem sounded like I need to service the fluid and stuff, which I already have the parts for. He recommended bringing it to the shop because if you put too much fluid in it will "burn up" the transmission.
Anyone done it themselves that can give me advice?

Heres the problem... For a while it had been slipping when its cold, once it warmed up it was good to go. After that it went from slipping to extremely hard shifts. More recently when I was driving it almost felt like it was grabbing/slowing me down and wouldnt let me accelerate and the RPMs would decline as the speed did, almost like as if I was braking then it would let loose and drive normally. The next morning every gear slipped at 3000ish, 3rd gear being the worst. Haven't driven the car since.
All advice appreciated. I want to get this correctly diagnosed before I hit up the stealership for unneeded parts.
 

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You could try some Tranmission Lucas Oil to see if it will help with the slipping. I've used it before in another vehicle and it seemed to have helped. I only used 1/3 of the bottle, since i was a bit skeptical about using something thick in my transmission.

 

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how do you know how much fluid to put in?
I dont mean to sound so dumb, but i really dont wanna **** my car up any further (if possible)
 

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how do you know how much fluid to put in?
I dont mean to sound so dumb, but i really dont wanna **** my car up any further (if possible)
For me, I looked up how many quarts my transmission holds and bought that many quarts. After i drained the pan, replaced the filters, and cleaned the magnets (This was on a different vehicle, so i don't know if the Jetta has magnets in the transmission). I put in one quart at a time and filled each empty bottle with what was drained from my drain pan to make sure i fill up the same amount that i drained. Once it was almost to the limit, i put in some lucas oil. You will need to warming temperature, then check the dipstick while its still running to get the proper readings and add more fluid as necessary.
 

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Automatics don't have a dipstick. there is a fill plug on top the tranny where the fluid goes in. pita spot tbh
They used to have dipsticks in the Autos back in the day, but i forgot they started doing the sealed transmission with a lifetime of fluid.

Standard/Manual transmissions do not have dipsticks.

Ill look up some DIY guides and see how far my Bentley manuals will get me. Gonna post an update tomorrow.
I forgot that you need to use VagCom to check the fluid level in the transmission.
 
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