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first thing I need you to do this. get in the car and turn the key engine not running press and hold the gas pedal for 20 seconds then release and then press and hold for 20 seconds and release . turn the car off and leave off for 1 minute and then start and road test vehicle . does the vehicle shift better?
so if you accelerate then let off of the gas if feels like the engine rpm is braking(slowing) the car down?
ok id you really pay attention to the dash indicator is all of the gears showing blacked or reverse illuminated?
if you look closely there is a fill tube but very short. usually has a protector red cover then the plug. front side of the trans take the crash protector out then you can see better. this trans takes special fluid VW part # ***** . they come in liter bottles
the rate thing is automated and i have no control of it.
use this you tube link of how to check the level
now if it is low and no leaks are found then you need the level of the differential section of the trans , the speedo sensor needs to be removed and the speedo gear needs to be uncrewed and removed. clean the oil on the speedo gear and then screw it in and then remove again and if the fluid level is over the step at the bottom then the fluid is cross bleedingthrough the pinion seals. it may need the transmission rebuilt due to the low fluid level and driving causing the clutches to overheat and wear.
please keep me in the loop!!