Q: I have a Volkswagen Jetta 02 and it starts up but when in gear it won't move when I press the gas pedal what do you think is wrong

asked by on November 04, 2017

I have a Volkswagen Jetta 02 and it starts up but when in gear it won't move when I press the gas pedal what do you think is wrong

My car has 189471 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Monticello. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In most cases, this issue is caused by a damaged shift solenoid or perhaps an obstruction of debris inside the transmission hydraulic lines. It could also be caused by damaged inside the transmission or the torque converter. It’s probably best to have a professional mechanic complete an onsite inspection to isolate the source of this problem, so the right repairs can be made.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Tried starting car with alarm on, now flashing yellow key light and won't start.

It seems as if your vehicle thinks you are trying to steal it. This could be due to a number of different things. It is possible that the chip in your key if it has one could not be being...

No spark to coil pack or wires

Hello. The problem is most likely the engine crank sensor or CKP for short. The CKP measures engine speed and notifies the engine's computer when the engine is at #1 cylinder top dead center so it knows when to fire...

Automatic transmition hit

Having a Jetta in the family, I think I know what you are referring to. When the transmission shifts from 1st to 2nd gear, it shifts very hard. It feels almost like someone bumped into the back of the car....

Related articles

A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen CC
At At some point, most of us have to choose between the cars we wanted when were kids and the ones we need for our commute to the office or to pick up our own children. With the 2012 Volkswagen...
Top 10 PZEV Cars for Eco-Friendly Drivers
Teddy Leung / Shutterstock.com The whole idea of a PZEV (that is, a partial zero-emissions vehicle), seems paradoxical. You’d think it’d have to either be zero-emissions or not in the category at all. But as contradictory as...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
The The station wagon is making a big comeback with American car buyers. While SUVs are still popular, we’ve seen a lot more sales of compact SUVs, crossover utility vehicles, and sport wagons lately. Among those, the 2012 Volkwagen Jetta...