Passat auto sticking in 2nd/3rd gear...Help!!!!
Just wondering if anyone can solve my problem.
ive got a 99 passat 1.9tdi sport. red I on the back if that helps.
about 3 months ago it just started sticking in i think 2nd gear and not changing to third until the revs had gone to about 35000 and the car was traveling at about 48mph and on the motorway was in 3rd until about 85mph and even then didnt feel like it was really in 4th as the revs were still very high and no real power left in the accellerator. it also didnt change to 1st when i came to a stop. it was still in 2nd so had to put my foot down to get the car to move.
i took it to a local dealer who advised me to take it to a local garage the deals with these auto boxes and they said that it was a 'speed sensor' fault so i had it replaced.. 2 days later after the fault code was cleared by them it was back and the car was in 2nd again although this time somtimes it would change normally and sometimes stuck in 2nd it was pot luck on it it would work or not when i started it up...
i took it back to the garage and they said that it must be the aout tranny so i had a rebuild done...£800 later i thought 'at least it will work now' 3 days later....problem back but now in 2nd virtually all the time... so i take it back and the garage now says its an ecu fault and change it for a known good one that they get for me from a local garage. it works again for 1 day and.....problem back.
yesterday i was seaching the forum for answers and tried unplugging the Maf this gave the car a new lease of life and after i tried the soft reset ho[turn key,hold accellorator to floor ect.it seems fine for a while but went into 2nd again last night.... soft reset works again.....now im stuck............help please...