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The car skip first gear, I start the car it runs fine but it…

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The car skip first...

The car skip first gear

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I start the car it runs fine but it stays in first gear a long time in high gear on my automatic 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
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Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

Hello again Chris here,

1) When customers come to Just Answer the website and the experts want them to have a great 5 star experience.

2) We also want them to be so pleased that they come back for future needs.

3) I have the feeling you were not pleased with my help and or need me to help more. If so please do reply.

4) I have an option to upload diagrams, repair guides, find a repair facility, or call you if that would help.

Thanks Chris

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