I have a 2002 Jetta with the VR6 motor. How do I check the tranny fluid?
Country: United StatesMake: VolkswagenModel: JettaYear: 2002Engine: VR6
Welcome to JustAnswer, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'm here to help get your problem resolved. It is a bit of a pain to do it at home because it needs to be on a lift warm then make sure fluid flows steadily out of plug on bottom. Here are instructions, let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. http://db.tt/jcesQs1H
Your link takes me to a blank page
Go to following website and download pdf reader, that should hel. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.
I have adobe and still blank page
Can you try from a different computer? its working fine on my computers. Let me know, if not I'll see what other options I have. Thanks.
That is all confusing and not helpful. I don't have a scan tool. Can you tell me step by step what to do
No problem. First warm vehicle up to operating temp, then with it running and in park put on jackstand and remove fill plug. Fluid should constanly flow at a steady rate and this will mean it is full. Also only use VW brand transmission fluid. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks.
Where is the fill plug located?
Located on bottom or side of transmission depending on which one you have. Let me know if you run into questions, thanks.
Do I put the car on 4 jack stands so its even or just 2 in the front? When I take the plug out if its not constantly flowing out what are the steps to fill it to where it needs to be. Thanks
You need to have all 4 on stands so vehicle is level otherwise it will not flow correctly. If it doesnt flow when warmed up then you can add some through the same hole with a siphon pump or there is another fill hole on side of transmission depending on which one you have. Also only use VW brand fluid. Let me know how it goes or if you have any questions, thanks.
Ok I have the car up on jack stands. Is the plug directly under the tranny. Bolt measures 1 inch
Yes, its right on the transmission pan. The above link shows the pictures of bolts so I would check it out again. Let me know how it goes or if you have questions, thanks.
Ok I took out the bolt and fluid started pouring out!!. I had a used motor put in the car. Did the mechanic put in too much fluid? I put the bolt back in and tightened it down. What do I do?
Assuming its the right bolt it should not pour out, only flow steadily. So it sounds like too much may have been put in, if its shifting funny I would also make sure they used VW fluid, I have seen people use other fluid thats suppose to be compatible and cause problems.Let me know , thanks.
Ok somethings not right here. I put the car in gear and now it doesn't even move?
what was problem before you messed with fluid? Do you have the 5 speed or 4 speed auto? How much did you just drain? ThanksDan41091.9981773958
4 speed auto with the triptronic. Quit a bit poured out
Thanks for info, it sounds like you removed correct plug. As long as vehicle was hot, in park running while checking too much shouldnt have been poured out. You can also top it off more too by removing fill cap and adding until it keeps comming out drain hole as shown on page 6 of instructions. Let me know how it goes or if you have questions, thanks.
This is still no help. Now I don't have a car to drive. I can't guess on a plug. I need a picture and steps to add and check the tranny fluid level. That shop diagram doesn't make sense to me and the pictures stink
Ok, sorry we are having problems here. Open a new question and another expert may have better diagrams for you. I'll have this question closed, sorry for inconvenience.