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

1 Answer

83,365

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2010 Jetta Broken Stereo 736 answers

    When I turned on my 2010 Jetta TDI yesterday the stereo system did not turn on. Touch screen is black and doesn't respond at all. I have checked the fuse under the hood and behind the radio, but t...

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why wont my car shift out of first gear? 1 answer

    I have an 01 vw jetta GLS AUTOMATIC AND ITS DRIVABLE BUT WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF FIRST GEAR. WHAT IS WRONG? I was told it was a solenoid and the transmission has been rebuilt.

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • solenoid 1 answer

    If transmission sticks in 2nd and 3rd gear does that mean that there could be a problem with the solenoid(s)?

    2006 Volkswagen Jetta

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • im having problems starting my 99 jetta for the past to days 7 answers

    it seems like its getting gas but no spark at all and it starts right up out of nowhere after i let it sit for a least 15 mins and it runs just fine until today when it just went off while driving, co...

    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1995 Cabrio 4 speed automatic shifting problems 9 answers

    I bought a 1995 Cabrio 3 months ago. After driving the car for 1500 miles I noticed that it was running 3000 r.p.m at 65 mph. This seemed like a bit on the high r.p.m range for me. The transmission is...

    1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr STD Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 2,150
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,040
#3 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
242 Great Deals out of 22,285 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic
856 Great Deals out of 70,841 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen GTI
112 Great Deals out of 6,211 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
1,010 Great Deals out of 75,622 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen Golf
41 Great Deals out of 2,776 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,557 Great Deals out of 38,995 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
1,240 Great Deals out of 97,272 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
997 Great Deals out of 68,493 listings starting at $1,595
Used Audi A4
327 Great Deals out of 12,115 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Altima
1,090 Great Deals out of 83,138 listings starting at $1,600
Used Volkswagen Beetle
236 Great Deals out of 8,817 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
14,267 listings starting at $12,779
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 1,354 listings starting at $9,993
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
95 Great Deals out of 3,473 listings starting at $8,037
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 3,588 listings starting at $5,995
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 2,386 listings starting at $6,270