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Hi Guys,

My bug has 128,000 miles. It runs well (after extensive maintenance I've done over the years :D). I bought it used it around 65,000 miles, and I don't know if it ever had a transmission fluid change or flush.

I have to go in for new spark plugs in the next few weeks and was wondering if I should get a transmission fluid flush/change? I don't have the Owner's Manual (I should probably purchase it, i know) so I don't know the recommendation for my car in terms of transmission fluid change. I've done the other recommendations such as water pump/timing belt.

My car seems to run fine, no hesitation or issues with the gear, but I keep reading mixed reviews on transmission flushing/changing, so I'm not sure if I should get it done when I get my spark plugs changed.

Your feedback is very much appreciated!!

Thank you,
Christina
 

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I would; VW didn't seem to think so but called it a "lifetime fill" but this has seemed to contribute to all the problems, people have had with their automatic transmissions. I am glad to hear; you haven't had any problems with yours at this point.

For a fluid change kit; you might check out Audi Parts - Vw Parts - Audi Parts Vw Parts Kit Company - Blauparts® , they have everything you need, just look up your car for more info.

Some good info:

VW Automatic Transmission Fluid - How To Change VW Transmission Fluid

Vw Automatic Transmission Fluid - How To Change Vw Transmission Fluid - Ravenol

http://www.blauparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=F2A1012-A

Here is the maintenance schedule for your 2004 New Beetle; you might want to print this out, for reference.

https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/...e+-+2004+-+New+Beetle,+New+Beetle+Convertible
 

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My car drove fine until about 133,000 miles. The fluid had never been changed and the transmission filter got clogged and started to randomly shift rough into 3rd. I didn't get a "flush", but rather a drain and fill with new filter. Since that doesn't change all the fluid (a lot is left in the torque converter), the new fluid mixes with the old. I got the drain/fill/filter done again after a week or so. Now there are no problems shifting.

I highly recommend getting it changed. But I'm not sure how healthy a flush would be if it has never been done at this point.

This is VW "lifetime" transmission fluid...

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Thank you both for your quick replies! I've been doing some research as well, and it looks like I'm better of getting a full drain as opposed to just a flush. thanks again!
 

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I have one more issue that I forgot about it. I've noticed recently that when I turn on my car in the morning (or after I haven't driven it for some hours, or at other times) that my car will make a "whoosh" type of noise when it turns on. I recently replaced my car battery and my alternator was checked as well and it's good. No idea why it makes that sound. Other than that, it runs well. I hope it's nothing too terrible! :-/
 

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If you are referring to something;; that has a spinning winding up noise, like s jet engine... that is most likely the secondary air injection pump. That is normal and it is supposed to come on. If it is rattling or particularly noisy; you might check and see, if the rubber mounts are broken or if the pump is dying. The pump; is in front of the engine; between the engine and the radiator.i
 

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I would never get a "flush" on any of my cars, because they all have transmission filters that need to be replaced (when changing the fluid), so you have to drop the pan anyway. A shop that does a "flush" might get lazy and not change the filter which is a bad thing.
 

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Yes, it's been "particularly" making this sound. I'll have my mechanic check next week when I go in for the spark plugs and transmission fluid change.

Again, thank you all for all for your input!
 

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Flush Chemicals

I would never get a "flush" on any of my cars, because they all have transmission filters that need to be replaced (when changing the fluid), so you have to drop the pan anyway. A shop that does a "flush" might get lazy and not change the filter which is a bad thing.
Plus, I wouldn't want those flush chemicals damaging any parts inside my transmission.
 
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