VW GOLF· 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help·VW GOLF OWNERS CLUB FORUM
VolkswagenOwnersClub.com is the premier Volkswagen forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

  1. #1
    New Member shouldahadav8 is a jewel in the rough shouldahadav8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Branford ,FL
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    My 99 Golf 2.0 has a sensor issue where my PRND321 image becomes a negative/reverse image of how it normally appears. when this occures my car goes into a safe mode not allowing my transmission to shift properly.

    What is this causing the problem? i have replaced my transmission before in this car and it wasnt cheap! this same thing happened to my last transmission but i continued to drive it and it failed after a while. I had a friend scan it with a computer and clear the codes and it drove fine again but shortly after the same thing occured. he said it was a $8.00 sensor

    if there is a moderator out there who can help you would be doing me the biggest favor anyone has ever done for me.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    VolkswagenOwnersClub.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    I'm broke
    nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    12,616
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 345 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    38

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    Well, it has the AG4 4 spd auto trans. There is a speed sensor under the trans mount that frequently fails. There are a few other sensors there as well. all of them can cause your problem. You need to find out which sensor is bad and replace it. Also, have a good look at the sensor wiring. Most of the time you remove the trans mount and support the trans with a jack stand or something and replace that sensor....I think it's G68? I forget.... but the codes it's throwing will tell me what sensor failed.

    2013 GLI Autobahn, 2010 Tiguan 4mo.
    This post does not reflect the views or opinions of Volkswagen AG or any individually owned dealer or entity.
    This post is simply my personal, not professional, opinion.
    VAGCOM
    Part Installation
    Suspension installs
    Mechanical work
    Turbocharger Installation
    Pm me for details...many satisfied customers

  4. #3
    New Member shouldahadav8 is a jewel in the rough shouldahadav8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Branford ,FL
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    The sensor is right under the air filter box. it goes straight down in to the transmission.

  5. #4
    New Member shouldahadav8 is a jewel in the rough shouldahadav8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Branford ,FL
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    I dont have a VAGCOM or a scanner to run codes. Out of curiosity what are the sensors which cause this problem?......i already replaced what my friend said was a "MAP" sensor when he cleared the code last time. it ran fine for one day then the same problem happened, i looked into what a "Maximum absolute pressure" sensor was and i couldn't see how it would cause these problems. But then again i could be naming the wrong sensor. I really would like to find some information about these sensors...this seems to be a very common problem in this car.

  6. #5
    I'm broke
    nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    12,616
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 345 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    38

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    We need to clear a few things up. Do you have an ENGINE problem or a TRANSMISSION problem? If the PRINDL is lit up then you have a TRANSMISSION issue. There are many reasons for this. The most common are the sensors ON the transmission itself. The long black on in the back near the firewall is the speedometer sensor...thats NOT your issue. the other ones are internal transmission speed sensors and they most likely ARE your problem. Or the wiring to those sensors may have broken. The internal speed sensors tell the transmission module if its shifting ok and if the various clutches are working properly. if it finds a faulty signal from a bad sensor on the trans it will go into limp mode and make the prindl light up like that.

    2013 GLI Autobahn, 2010 Tiguan 4mo.
    This post does not reflect the views or opinions of Volkswagen AG or any individually owned dealer or entity.
    This post is simply my personal, not professional, opinion.
    VAGCOM
    Part Installation
    Suspension installs
    Mechanical work
    Turbocharger Installation
    Pm me for details...many satisfied customers

  7. #6
    New Member shouldahadav8 is a jewel in the rough shouldahadav8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Branford ,FL
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    Its definitely the internal speed sensor, but the problem i am facing is that i have already replaced the sensor and its gone out again. (this is the sensor i was told was a MAP sensor)

    Today i went out removed the air filter box so i could see all the sensors, i unplugged this internal speed sensor to test it with a multimeter (the sensor with one red wire one green wire). when i plugged it back in and went to start my car it wouldn't start ,i got power but it would rapidly click like my battery was dead..... its never done this and now one problem has led into another. ( the battery is brand new and i started the car a few days ago)

    Please VWOC help me bring my Golf back to life. I know this is just a sensor issue. I will try to post some pics ASAP.
    Last edited by shouldahadav8; 02-11-2010 at 04:24 PM.

  8. #7
    I'm broke
    nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8 has a reputation beyond repute nitroscope8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    12,616
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 345 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    38

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    Rappid clicks means you have a power problem. I'm starting to think that maybe you are having power and ground wiring problems in the car and its throwing ghost faults and causing other problems. Lets get a few things straight. A map sensor is a MANIFOLD ABSOLUTE PRESSURE SENSOSR. A 2.0 engine DOES NOT have this sensor...it never did. This sensor WOULD be for metering airflow into the engine and is attached to the intake manifold. You have a MAF sensor...mass airflow meter which is that black tube with a plug attached to your airbox....it does the same thing and meters air going into your engine.

    I'm going to stop here. It is IMPOSSIBLE for us to help you UNLESS you post up ALL fault codes in your engine control module and your transmission control module. Generic scanners will only post up HARD codes and not SPORADIC codes. We need BOTH codes. Hard codes are faults that keep coming back and sporadic faults are codes that only happen once in a while. VERY EXPENSIVE scanners will tell us both. Before we go any further please post up the codes in the ECM and TCM. I will then show you pictures of where to look and what to do.

    PLEASE do not go sticking a meter into random parts. You can damage the ECM or TCM and cause your car not to start.

    2013 GLI Autobahn, 2010 Tiguan 4mo.
    This post does not reflect the views or opinions of Volkswagen AG or any individually owned dealer or entity.
    This post is simply my personal, not professional, opinion.
    VAGCOM
    Part Installation
    Suspension installs
    Mechanical work
    Turbocharger Installation
    Pm me for details...many satisfied customers

  9. #8
    New Member shouldahadav8 is a jewel in the rough shouldahadav8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Branford ,FL
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    Well its been a while but i thought i should keep up with this post...... the car still starts, i had bought a piece of crap duralast battery which died the two days later,I put on a optima and it started again. My brother bought a TACTRIX cable and we're going to run the codes to see what comes up. I'll post the codes may they be HARD or SPORADIC i couldn't tell you. But i will post the codes when i get the lap top from my girlfriend in the next two days.






    I also found some info on Fourtitude Forums http://forums.fourtitude.com/zerothread?id=4535622 maybe this could be the scenario
    Last edited by shouldahadav8; 03-07-2010 at 04:58 PM.

  10. #9
    New Member shouldahadav8 is a jewel in the rough shouldahadav8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Branford ,FL
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: 1999 Volkswagen Golf auto 2.0 transmission wont shift: Need Help

    Well i retract my previous statement once again... i cant find a datalog program to read codes but i dont need to scan it to know the codes now for the TCM[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Joey/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG].( pics of sensor and codes on this tech bulletin)http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/de...tle_G68_TB.pdf. i saw my mechanic unplug G38 and then clear the codes but it only worked temporarily

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. swap auto transmission
    By vw 412 in forum 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-06-2009, 01:01 PM
  2. 010 auto transmission problems
    By ifrythings in forum 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-15-2009, 06:47 AM
  3. Auto Transmission question
    By Bugsy in forum VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-12-2009, 12:15 AM
  4. 2008 Rabbit VS 1999 Golf GTI GLX
    By Duni'sWabbit in forum Vw Rabbit VS. The Competition
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-11-2008, 12:12 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2008, 06:05 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vw golf transmission problems

vw golf 4 automatic gearbox

1999 VW golf transmission problems

1999 vw golf automatic transmission problems

vw golf automatic transmission problems

SEO Blog

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Volkswagen Forum Diminished Value of Oregon portland oregon seo DiminishedValue.net total loss value Privacy Policy
Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.