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4 speed automatic won't shift into 4th, as far as I know

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4 speed automatic won't shift into 4th
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: as far as I know same as the car no leekage
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 99
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Bought the car used 1year ago. drove fine for 300 miles. changed oil and filter myself. as per directions kept level etc. no change took to a mac he changed some solinoid in tran ran fine for couple months.Same prob developed suddenly .Took back to mac he said need new trans. Sat at my house for few months I started looking at it again. noticed bad wires . changed plugs and wires engine much better. still trans problem.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Drives well shifted two days ago into 4th for about 15 min
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 8 months ago.

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I do need a vin # to distinguish if this old body style or new body style jetta.