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Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Problems
I have a 99 Beetle w/60M miles. Recently it sat for a month with a dead battery. When I charged the battery and began driving it i had transmission problems. At forst it would be shifting through 2nd and 3rd and would slip sending the rpm's up to 5-6M. After talking with several mechanics they said the computer needed to re-learn how to shift and to continue to drive it unless it worsened. It seems to have gotten better, but now when I go from park to drive it does not want to engage about half the time unless I take it to 3rd and back to drive. It feels like the shifter is the problem because you can move it up slightly from 3rd to drive and it will catch. I can take it to VW and pay their $100 diagnostic but wondered if maybe AAMCO would be better? Thanks!See Also: VW Vortex Automatic Transmission Forum