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Hi, I live in Richmond, Virginia and have a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS - Automatic.

I took it to my local mechanic shop. It was having trouble shifting gears around 40 mph.

My local auto mechanic shop told me he thinks my Beetle is having Transmission trouble. He is a very honest man. He didn't even charge me for this evaluation. And he told me that he couldn't work on it/fix it because it was beyond his capability. He suggested I take it to the VW Dealership.

Well, we all know that the VW Dealer will cost me "an arm and a leg". And they will try to get me to buy a new car.

I love my Beetle. Does anyone know of a good transmission place anywhere in Virginia? Someone who will not "rip me off".

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

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i would Recommend Ben from New Port News
he is on the recommend Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State on the TDIClub Forum
he did some work for me already and will go to him anytime i need work done on my 06 beetle TDI.
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Hello,.
Please consider adding the following guru to your list of trusted mechanics:

Ben Gilman
815 Pine Tree Ct
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 344-9194
[email protected]

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i would Recommend Ben from New Port News
he is on the recommend Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State on the TDIClub Forum
he did some work for me already and will go to him anytime i need work done on my 06 beetle TDI.
this is what i pulled from the list for you

Hello,.
Please consider adding the following guru to your list of trusted mechanics:

Ben Gilman
815 Pine Tree Ct
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 344-9194
[email protected]

Ben does...

TDIClub Forums - Search Results
Thanks for replying! I'll check him out.
 

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Most of the Tiptronic problems are valve body and solenoid issues. If the car has not been driven a long time on a bad transmission, usually a rebuilt valve body can be installed. It is actually a pretty easy job.

Should be around $1100 give or take??
 
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