Home Auto Repair TRANSMISSION SERVICING Automatic Transmission 1997-98 Volkswagen Cabrio, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Passat, Beetle

TRANSMISSION SERVICING Automatic Transmission 1997-98 Volkswagen Cabrio, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Passat, Beetle

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Download LUBRICATION SERVICE INTERVALS Check fluid level at each oil change. Change fluid every 30, 000 miles under severe driving conditions. Replace filter if needed during fluid change. CHECKING FLUID LEVEL NOTE: VW ATF (G 052 162 A2) is light yellow color. 01M Transaxle 1) Set selector lever to Park. Start engine and allow it to idle. Raise and support vehicle. With transaxle at normal operating temperature, remove ATF level plug from oil pan. Any ATF present in overflow tube (inside plug hole) will run out. 2) If only a small amount, or no ATF flows from overflow tube, filling is required. Go to next step. If ATF continues to run out, fluid level is okay. Install ATF level plug with a NEW seal and tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 N.m). 3) Pry off fill plug securing cap and discard. See Fig. 1. Spring retainer type caps may be reused. Pull plug from filler pipe. Fill with VW ATF (G 052 162 A2) using Filler (VAG 1924) until ATF runs out of level plug hole. 4) Install ATF level plug with a NEW seal and tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 N.m). Install filler plug with a NEW securing cap if needed. Shift through all selector lever positions once. Recheck fluid level.