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internal88, VW Mechanic
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, My daughter drives a 2007 VW Rabbit which she likes

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Customer: Hello Dan,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: My daughter drives a 2007 VW Rabbit which she likes but recently a problem started with the shifting (auto trans) between gears. I drove it and it seems that the transmission jumps hard going from 1st gear into 2nd gear. It acts as though it wants to be in 2nd gear before the engine has enough rpms in first gear. What advise do you have?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My daughter bought this 2007 Rabbit with 135,000 miles on it and it shifted very smoothly and normally at that time. Today it has 167,000 miles on it. The transmission fluid stays in the normal range. This hard shifting from 1st gear into 2nd gear does not usually happen when first starting out but after the engine has reach normal engine operating temperature there is often, although not always, a hard lunge into 2nd gear.I will look for your response.
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Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - VW tech.

When was the last time you have changed the transmission fluid?

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

If you have old fluid in there it could have this symptom .

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

I would recommend changing the fluid every 35-40k miles at least. You must use VW transmission fluid.

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