Transmission problems

Debra Hunter

Asked by Jan 07, 2015 at 05:07 AM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Shift hard . when cold slow going in gear

3 Answers

Scott Sr.

automatic or manual?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

your trany may have water mixed in wit hteh fluid. A slow moving transmission can happen when the vehicle is on cold start. so until the fluid has warmed up and had a chance to shift around in the transmission it will act a bit sluggish since cold will bring the thickness viscosity of the fluid up and make it harder to shift threw like it normaly does.


Have your fluid level checked at a vw/audi certifed mechanic. Anything less for a vw or audi is not recomended since they are not your average joe blow car.

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