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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan GL, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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June 24, 2013, 7:38 pm

Sarah W

Question: Car lurches forward shifting from 2nd to 3rd

I have an automatic 2002 VW Jetta. When I accelerate and my car shifts from 2nd-3rd gear, the car doesn't catch right away and so it lurches forward before actually catching. 1. What do I need to do to fix this. 2. How much will it cost?

June 24, 2013, 7:53 pm

Richard W
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I would check the transmission fluid. If it's low add fluid to it. Make sure the fluid is from the dealer. If full you need to have the dealer look at it. The cost could be from $300-$5000.

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June 24, 2013, 8:02 pm

Sarah W

Thank you very much.

After my last oil change I was advised to replace the transmission fluid. Hopefully it's only that and not a $5000 repair!

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June 25, 2013, 3:47 pm

Richard W
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The transmission will cost you from $1900-$3000. Depends on who you buy it from. The labor is around 14 hours. So what ever the labor rate is will depend on how much the is.

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