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Re: AT trouble update (was Re: [T3] reuse AT pan gasket?)

On 6 Jun 2004 at 8:31, Greg Merritt wrote:

> 	I took off the hose.  It looked fine, though a little stiff. 
> I plugged one end and tried to blow into the other, and it didn't 
> seem leaky.

With the engine running, pull the hose off the VM. The idle should race due to 
the air that's getting in. Does it?.

> 	There was only a little bit of motor-oil-looking wetness at 
> the low end of the hose, definitely not full of red ATF.

Sounds fine.

> >You can unscrew the VM (lots of ATF will spill out) and suck on it. You should

> 	Ok, this is on the to-do list.

Leave it to nearly last. It's a long shot.

> -- and now it's doing it more.  Here's the latest after yesterday's 
> test drive with the new vm hose & full-to-overfull ATF:
> 	o Sometimes, after decelerating to a stop, the transmission 
> will come out of gear, and not engage in any forward or reverse 
> selection until I rev up the engine a good deal.

Really sounds like it is low on fluid. I'm trying to think of something that 
would make this possible while the dipstick still looked full, and the only 
things I can think of are a clogged filter, which limits the oil which the pump 
can suck, or a disintegrated rubber dipstick plug, at the top of the dipstick, 
which might let the dipstick go down too far. I don't even know if the latter 
is possible.

> 	o It doesn't like to find third gear -- most likely way to 
> get it into third is to speed up, then pop into N and let engine drop 
> to idle, then ease the selector into 3.
> 	o When accelerating, it does not like to leave 1st to shift into 2nd.

> 	Is the governor the most likely candidate to be giving all of 
> these symptoms?

Russ is most likely to know the answer to this.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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