2002 Beetle Turbo Transmission/Overheating issue

We have been having a problem with our 2002 vw beetle turbo. My girlfriend drives in crazy bumper to bumper traffic for around and hour
and a half daily. On several occasions, the beetle will act very bizarre. It won't upsift, shakes, and acts like the brakes are on and the transmission isn't functioning properly. When we turn off the car and restart it, the problem goes away...almost as if it has been reset. The dealership has NO IDEA what is going wrong...they have been unable to replicate the problem and left us in the dark. The last time this happened, the car was being driven on the freeway...the car wouldn't go faster than 10 mph and was at around 6000 rpm. Any ideas???
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We have been having a problem with our 2002 vw beetle turbo. My girlfriend drives in crazy bumper to bumper traffic for around and hour and a half daily. On several occasions, the beetle will act very bizarre. It won't upsift, shakes, and acts like the brakes are on and the transmission isn't functioning properly. When we turn off the car and restart it, the problem goes away...almost as if it has been reset. The dealership has NO IDEA what is going wrong...they have been unable to replicate the problem and left us in the dark. The last time this happened, the car was being driven on the freeway...the car wouldn't go faster than 10 mph and was at around 6000 rpm. Any ideas???
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I could be wrong, but I would suggest changing the transmission fluid and filter and hoping for the best. Next step in my book would be a tear down of the transmission.
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Wish issues like he has a fluid change would be a waste. My bet is on internal issues, but the dealer would really need to get it when it's messed up.
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Woodchuck wrote:

I agree, but if he does the fluid change himself, and it works, he might save a lot of pocket change. The fluid change could (although I suspect it will not) take care of it.

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By the time you spend the money on "trying" to see the problem (dealer costs, trans fluid, ) , go out and shop for a used/rebuilt transmission. Better yet, if you are under the powerrain warranty still, you could get it replaced/fixed cost free. good luck!
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warranty on 2002 is 4 years/60,000miles for powertrain.
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Woodchuck wrote:

Actually my owner's manual says 5 years 60,000 miles power train. In any case I don't believe we know how many miles are on the car in question. In addition we do know the dealer is clueless.

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5 it is.
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Woodchuck,
It seems we have been graced by a troll with a food fetish who likes using our names.
I wonder, should we be insulted or pleased?
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Remove as much meat as possible, cube, and brown in hot oil. Add a little water, season, then add the carcass. Simmer for half an hour keeping the stock thick. Remove the carcass and add the vegetables slowly to the stock, so that it remains boiling the whole time. Cover the pot and simmer till vegetables are tender (2 hours approximately). Continue seasoning to taste. Before serving, add butter and pasta, serve piping with hot bread and butter.
Offspring Rolls
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Accompany with green salad, garlic bread and red wine.
Newborn Parmesan
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Cut ribs into individual pieces and serve with extra sauce.
Fresh Sausage
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