Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Automatic transmission and final drive fluid renewal (Every 30 000 miles (45 000 km))
Routine maintenance and servicing / Automatic transmission and final drive fluid renewal (Every 30 000 miles (45 000 km))


Note: Under extreme operating conditions, automatic transmission fluid should be changed at more frequent intervals.

Automatic transmission
1 Whenever the automatic transmission fluid is renewed, the oil pan and strainer must also be cleaned (where applicable). First jack up the vehicle and support it on axle stands (see Jacking and vehicle support).

2 Remove the transmission drain plug and drain the fluid into a container. If there is no drain plug, loosen the oil pan front bolts then unscrew the rear bolts and lower the pan in order to drain the fluid (see illustration). Take care to avoid scalding if the engine has just been run.

35.2 Automatic transmission oil pan and strainer
35.2 Automatic transmission oil pan and strainer

3 Unbolt and remove the pan from the transmission and remove the gasket. Clean the inside of the pan.

4 Unbolt the strainer cover and remove the strainer and gasket.

5 Clean the strainer and cover and dry thoroughly.

6 Refit the cover and strainer, together with a new gasket, and tighten the bolts to the specified torque.

7 Refit the pan, together with a new gasket, and tighten the securing bolts to the specified torque. Lower the vehicle.

8 Initially, refill the transmission with 2.5 litres of the specified fluid, then restart the engine.

Check that the handbrake is fully applied then move the gear selector lever through the full range of gears finishing at N. With the engine still idling, check the fluid level on the dipstick.

The fluid level should at least be visible on the dipstick. If not, add the minimum amount of fluid necessary to bring the level up to be visible on the tip of the dipstick.

9 Take the vehicle on a short drive to warm-up the fluid in the transmission then recheck the fluid level. Top-up if necessary.

Do not overfill with fluid or the excess will have to be drained off.

Final drive unit
10 To check the oil level in the final drive unit, the vehicle will need to be over an inspection pit or raised and supported on a level position on axle stands (see Jacking and vehicle support) for access to the filler/level plug (see illustration).

35.10 Final drive unit oil filler/level plug (arrowed)
35.10 Final drive unit oil filler/level plug (arrowed)

11 Remove the plug and check that the oil is level with the bottom edge of the plug hole. If not, top-up the level through the plug hole then refit the plug. Lower the vehicle.


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