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Dec 5, 2013, 1:37 PM

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Slipping transmission 99 W Golf Sign In


I own a 1999 Volkswagen Golf. It is a 5 speed standard 2.0 hatchback. I am trying to sell it and was cleaning it up today under the hood. I removed my battery connections to clean the terminals. When I re-connected and went for a drive shortly after the car was slipping from gear back to Neutral every 2 seconds or so.

It also didn't sound too confident sitting parked in neutral. Like it might stall.

My radio is in safe mode and my check engine light came on. Any thoughts on why this may have happened?

Thank you so much for any help.

(This post was edited by Abbass31 on Dec 5, 2013, 1:38 PM)

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Dec 5, 2013, 1:59 PM

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Why don't you have the codes reads and you will find out why the check engine light is on. The radio is supposed to lock when you disconnect the battery. You will have a code number to unlock that.


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Dec 5, 2013, 4:53 PM

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Re: Slipping transmission 99 W Golf Sign In

I'm waiting to get it into the shop. I was just wondering if anything battery related could make the standard transmission do that.

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