High acceleration whilst driving

Asked by Feb 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM about the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: General

Whist driving my automatic jetta 1.6 acceleration
reading goes high as if I'm in neutral. When I stop
and put it in Park, the acceleration continues to
about  50 Rpm.  Now the car struggles to start. It
seems as if it is flooded and can smell the fuel
when I open the bonnet. What can be wrong?
Please help

1 Answer

96,485

I think your transmission is slipping. Check the ATF level but your transmission is probably due for a rebuild. The rich smell might be a leaking fuel injector.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,580
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    2,090
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
355 Great Deals out of 27,536 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Civic
584 Great Deals out of 52,614 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen GTI
108 Great Deals out of 7,596 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
790 Great Deals out of 89,573 listings starting at $1,444
Used Volkswagen Golf
88 Great Deals out of 4,298 listings starting at $1,799
Used Toyota Camry
1,115 Great Deals out of 77,076 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla
951 Great Deals out of 70,879 listings starting at $1,479
Used BMW 3 Series
1,124 Great Deals out of 34,094 listings starting at $1,209
Used Audi A4
247 Great Deals out of 12,448 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,135 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Focus
590 Great Deals out of 69,860 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 3,343 listings starting at $10,400
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,734 listings starting at $6,987
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
152 Great Deals out of 3,789 listings starting at $6,900
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 2,764 listings starting at $4,000
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,240 listings starting at $4,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.