How to change transmission oil beetle 99?
We were told by our vw service the beetle is made to have lifetime tranny fluid, therefore there is not a dipstick or a fill area. It is all self contained and has to be filled by service through the tranny drain/pan under the car.
How do you check the transmission fluid on a 99 volkswagen new beetle 1.8 turbo there just doesn't seem to be an easy way to do anything on this car except check the oil?
I had that same problem. Brought it in to AAMCO & they said it had to be rebuilt. The cost .. $2,023 Fred: It happened to my 2000 Saturn too. They said because I didn't change the transmission oil for too long, the transmission is burnt. They asked me to rebuild the transmission, replace it or toll the car to the garbage yard.
you change the manual transmission fluid in a '99 cavalier simply by removing the transmission drain plug and allowing all the fluid to drain then replace the plug and refill with Syncromesh transmission fluid(that is the fluid recommended by Chevy for use in your transmission) It should take 2 quarts.
there isn't one, there are two plugs in the transmission pan, one drain plug and a fill plug. a great site for info on this and other vw questions is www.passatworld.com click on forums then b5 (that's your car) and there is a thread in the information forum that tells you how to check/change transmission fluid and filter. i followed the instructions its straightforward, always use vw spec fluid.