How do you check the transmission fluid on a 2005 Volkswagen Passat?

You check it underneath the car via the fill / check plug with the car running, level, and the ATF at the proper temperature (IIRC around 95*F). If the tranny is overfilled, the ATF will run out the check plug hole. If it does not run out, then you have to pump ATF in until it runs out.

How many quarts of transmission fluid does a Volkswagen Passat take?

A 2016 VW Passat transmission flush also uses about 10 quarts of fluid to exactly clean and flush out the system.

What type of transmission fluid does a 2003 Volkswagen Passat take?

Lubegard Synthetic Synthetic Transmission Fluid Dexron VI 1 Quart.

How much is a VW Passat transmission?

The cost of a new VW Passat transmission could be over $3,500 depending on the vehicle, however, transmission services such as fluid changes and a transmission fluid flush are considerably less expensive, in some cases costing less than $150.

How often should you change the transmission on a VW Passat?

The automatic transmission on your VW Passat TDI is ZF brand, the 5 speed automatic transmission is 01v. The TDI transmission’s code is GMR (gearing is different to account for low engine rpm). The suggested fluid change interval is between 50-80,000 miles or 8 years, depending on use. 65,000 miles (100,000 km) should be OK for the average car.

Do you need to change transmission fluid on a VW?

Some VW authorities suggest that you don’t need to change your VW’s automatic transmission fluid. We simply feel this is illogical. a VW automatic transmission has hundreds of moving components, such as needle bearings, pressure pumps, clutch packs, servo pistons and seals.

How do you drain transmission fluid from a Passat?

Open the lines and drain them. The fluid will stain your driveway and melt asphalt so after using paper towels to dab off the standing fluid, put some kitty litter or driveway absorber onto the stain. Step on the gravel and crush it into the stain – this will absorb most of the stain.

Can a full flush be done on a VW Passat?

A professional with a flush machine with the correct VW/Audi fluid can quickly do a full flush. They work by connecting inline with the transmission lines and running the transmission to circulate the fluid. Since the fluid doesn’t follow a strict circuit in the transmission, this will require about 10 liters to get a full flush.