why doesn't my 97 jetta gls seem to not shift at high speeds and failed emissions due to a b c d e f g h selenoid

Asked by Mar 12, 2016 at 01:38 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

just bought this used jetta only 132,000 , miles on it and runs like a champ but
didnt pass washington state emissions because of camshaft position sensor
and then all the selenoids. is the tranny going out

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Check the tranny fluid if it is dark and smells burnt then I would say yes, however if the fluid is bright red then I would say you have a solenoid pack that is failing, every manufacture that is using computer controlled transmissions will eventually have a solenoid failure, it just happens, increased servicing helps but it won't eliminate the failure. Cam and crank sensors are another high failure. HTH

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