Just changed the transmission in an 2002 Beetle and you have to mess with the shifter to get it in drive, and then it acts as though it's in third. It is also making noises. It was used. Is it bad?

Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 10:40 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the transmission in a 2002 Beetle 1.8 turbo, and I'm having problems. You
have to shift down to third to get it to read it's in drive on the dash and gear shift, and
then it acts like it's in third, sluggish start, and revs out around fifty. It also makes a
whirring noise when it is first started and noises when changing gears. It was used....

2 Answers

62,165

Sound,s like you may have another bad tranny.

1,325

These transmissions have a "limp home" mode, where a faulty transmission will function but remain in third gear in order to "limp home". You can scan the transmission for fault codes with vagcom or similar.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,560
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,470
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
238 Great Deals out of 11,471 listings starting at $2,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta
374 Great Deals out of 33,667 listings starting at $700
Used Jeep Wrangler
292 Great Deals out of 19,256 listings starting at $3,295
Used Honda Civic
510 Great Deals out of 81,592 listings starting at $558
Used Ford Mustang
319 Great Deals out of 45,670 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
739 Great Deals out of 82,789 listings starting at $500
Used Volkswagen Passat
168 Great Deals out of 21,664 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Golf
31 Great Deals out of 2,284 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
762 Great Deals out of 75,282 listings starting at $1,790
Used Ford Focus
558 Great Deals out of 55,845 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen GTI
91 Great Deals out of 5,821 listings starting at $2,508
Used Chevrolet Camaro
144 Great Deals out of 35,549 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
2,229 listings starting at $15,395
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 513 listings starting at $12,120
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,023 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 708 listings starting at $7,900
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 919 listings starting at $7,495