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

85,555

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
    2,500
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,990
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
486 Great Deals out of 26,262 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
770 Great Deals out of 60,518 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen GTI
137 Great Deals out of 6,350 listings starting at $1,490
Used Honda Accord
1,094 Great Deals out of 71,806 listings starting at $850
Used Volkswagen Golf
99 Great Deals out of 3,813 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Camry
1,034 Great Deals out of 85,967 listings starting at $1,296
Used Toyota Corolla
935 Great Deals out of 63,275 listings starting at $1,850
Used BMW 3 Series
1,033 Great Deals out of 32,538 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,269 Great Deals out of 77,668 listings starting at $1,695
Used Audi A4
309 Great Deals out of 12,414 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford Focus
749 Great Deals out of 61,257 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 7,188 listings starting at $10,777
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 1,844 listings starting at $6,899
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 3,304 listings starting at $6,990
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
181 Great Deals out of 3,716 listings starting at $5,750
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,289 listings starting at $4,700

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.