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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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Front-Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan GL, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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September 4, 2012, 9:56 am

Daniel B
 

Question: can a 1998 volkswagen jetta transmission be updated with a newer model, something with more gears?

automatic transmission


September 13, 2012, 12:49 pm

Elizabeth K
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It is usually possible to replace transmissions with newer models, but often there are changes in the electronic sensors that have to be accounted for, adding necessary expertise and cost to the swap. And then there is the question of making sure the newer model has what you're looking for. You'll find tons of threads on similar topics by googling '98 jetta transmission swap' for forum discussion.


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