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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old October 19th, 2010, 18:13   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NC
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Default Auto owners. how many miles on your stock transmission?

wanting to see what the average mileage that everyone is getting on the 99-03 Jetta auto trans. i'm looking at one with 106K and just wanted to see roughly what i can expect before i need to do a manual swap

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Old October 19th, 2010, 18:54   #2
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Location: Teton Valley, Idaho
Fuel Economy: 32mpg with Yak rak, 40 w/o

Changed mine at 113K miles. It started showing problems at 86K.
k1 Jetta Automatic (120K and counting)
'03 Chevy K2500 6.6L DMax (130K and counting)
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Old October 19th, 2010, 19:00   #3
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Location: RI
Fuel Economy: 44mpg

Mine going strong @ 125K miles, hoping for 200.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 19:21   #4
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Location: Aspen CO

160K miles. Put new fluid and filter in at 130K when I bought it. That got rid of the slight surge. Will do again at 170K. No power mods until I need/get a manual.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 19:26   #5
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Location: Sturgis, MI
TDI(s): 2002 Jetta
Fuel Economy: 42 rural 48 highway

bought mine (from a one owner) with 192000. It had a slight rpm flare. Richard at coolairVW did a valve body overbore and valve replacement for me. I like it!

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Old October 19th, 2010, 19:50   #6
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: Southeast Texas
Fuel Economy: 45 avg

162k and counting.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 21:06   #7
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: California
Fuel Economy: 42-45

I replaced my Transmission on my 2004 Jetta PD TDI at 213,000 miles and I drove it to the dealer slamming gears. I now have just about 270,000 miles and is OK but you never know Im saving for a new trans just in case.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 05:45   #8
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Location: Blaine, MN
Fuel Economy: 42/46/51 with 5 speed - was 36/40/42 with 01M

Mine lasted about 160k, but 10k of that was with no reverse gear and at least 60k of it was it acting up in other ways.

I bought it knowing I was going to eventually swap it for a 5 speed.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 15:01   #9
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Location: Green Bay, Wi

149 k and. It's running great so far. Only had the car for 2 months, and am second owner. First owner took very good care of it.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 15:07   #10
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I would say it depends more on how the tranny was serviced than actual mileage.
I've got just over 150k on it now it is going just as well as new. I change the fluid and filter every 40k since new just to be safe.
2002 Jetta TDI. Yes it has an 01M too.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 15:19   #11
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Location: Gig Harbor, WA.

208K on 2000 Golf. Showing signs of going...When it warms up no issues. Just takes a few extra seconds to engage in drive. Then easy on the power until warmed up.
This morning was not dropping down into 4th gear on the freeway...slipping? 62MPH usually approx. 2200 rpm's this morning was 2500-2700. So pulled off did the ole transmission reset and all was good.

To reset the programming to stock values, (and get it to start "learning" your style), try this.
With the engine off turn the ignition key to the "on" position, (not the start position!).
With the key "on", (dash lit up etc..), press the accelerator pedal all the way down to the floor.
Hold it on the floor for "at least" the count of 10.
Switch "off" the key.
Release the accel pedal.
Start car normally.

When I did this I think I lucked out, the transmission is now reset and shifts back to 'normal'
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:06   #12
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Geneva, IL

156,000...fingers crossed
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Old October 21st, 2010, 07:53   #13
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Location: White Rock, BC
Fuel Economy: 49/44/35

I think mine started slipping at around 160k miles, but no symptoms at all before that.
01 Jetta TDI GLS - 291k miles. Ventectomy, Snowscreen-ectomy, elephant hose mod, 01m-ectomy (aka 5-speed swap), 0.184 Nozzles, DieselGeek Bypass Oil Filter
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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:13   #14
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Iowa
TDI(s): '02 Jetta

Bought mine at 160k with occasional minor slippage in 4th. At 195k now and just about have all the parts together for the swap
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Old October 21st, 2010, 13:04   #15
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Location: Kansas City Missouri
TDI(s): Jetta
Fuel Economy: 40

My light blue car is the original trans at 220,000.
Richard. ASE Certified Master Auto-Technician with L1 Advanced Engine Diagnostic Rating. ATRA Certified in Rebuilding, Diagnosing & Installing Transmissions.

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