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  1. Downshifting Feels a Little Rough

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey guys, quick question here. I have a 2012 Passat SE and sometimes when I'm braking softly downshifting to first gear feels a little rough, but if I brake much harder it happens much less frequently. Is this something normal or should I get something checked out?
  2. thump/clunk when downshifting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    b5 glx tiptronic 2.8 when accelerating there is no noise or slipping, but when i am coming to a stop, i notice every time the car downshifts to the next gear, i get a thump/clunk noise and i can feel the car kinda jerk/kick back. its not super violent or anything but its definitely more than...
  3. Car not downshifting?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Downshifting problem with tiptronic trans on 99 passat wagon.. Will be checking Trans fluid soon... Any ideas on this????
  4. Tiptronic 5-4 abrupt downshifting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched this a couple months ago and didn't really find anything useful. I've been noticing for a few months that when the car is in 5 and I let off the gas, sometimes it seems like it holds gear longer than it needs to and downshifting into 4 is abrupt. It does this regardless if I do it...
  5. Downshifting into 1st---issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 1.8t, When downshifting to a stop, I usually go 3rd, 2nd and then just pull the clutch and brake since 1st is so short. I recently tried it and each time I do, it throws itself out of 1st...the shift knob throws back and I can hear a loud thud from the car...why is this? just too much...
  6. hard shift, almost like downshifting too soon...automatic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 b5 auto 1.8 Shifts hard from 5th to 4th, 4th to 3rd. No noises, bangs, clunks etc, kinda just lurches me forward in the seat, just a bit, not too bad, almost feels like if you down shift too early in a manual transmission, most noticable when its going into 4th gear When i called VWOA a while...
  7. Automatic 1.8T jerking when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear

    New Member Introductions
    i have recently noticed that my 2004 passat has been jerking harder and harder when the transmission shifts from 3rd to second gear while im braking. The jerk seems to be rougher when the A/C is on. I have noticed the car also jerks when i turn the car on and put it in drive. Does anyone have...
  8. Lugging to 1200 before downshifting?

    B5 Garage
    This problem seems to have gotten worse over time. Its an 02 Passat V6. For some reason the engine RPM's will lug down to about 1200 before it'll kick down to the next gear. You keep stepping on the gas stepping on the gas then it'll kick down to the lower gear and take right off. If you just...
  9. B6 Passat Extremely Harsh Downshifting.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My dad and moms b6 have been having constant problems with their transmissions. When coming down off an onramp the tranny will slam into the lower gear while down shifting. It feels like your hitting something. We took it to the dealer where at first they thought it was a computer issue on the...
  10. HELP! Severe shudder when downshifting!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Severe shudder when downshifting. I’ll try to keep this short. Last week I decided to change the oil in my 2003 Passat glx wagon myself (for the first time). It’s got 33K miles. You guessed it. I inadvertently drained the tranny (auto, tip) PANIC! Searched forums. Got goods advice. Proceeded to...
  11. Harsh downshifting from 5th to 4th

    B5 Garage
    Ok, so in automatic mode, when the tranny automatically downshifts from 5th to 4th, it gives the whole car a jerk. it does not happen when it upshifts from 4th to 5th, or any other gears. this is right after i installed the level ten torque converter and valve body. any thoughts?
  12. Problems downshifting into 2nd at high RPM's

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems like its gotten harder to downshift into 2nd in my 1.8t 5spd when the shift will put me over 3000 RPM in 2nd. I can't heel/toe worth a damn, but I do double clutch and blip the gas. The car's got a Sachs sport clutch and the original flywheel. Is this normal or a sign of trouble...
  13. Q's on downshifting with Tiptronic when coming to a stop

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    With respect to Tiptronic... Do I use more gas if I downshift as I come to stop, even though my foot is obviously on the brake and not on the gas at all? Is it bad for the auto tranny or the Tip system?
  14. Downshifting with Tip.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How do I downshift with the tip -and I don't mean tap it back! When? At what speed/gear? Every time I try I 'jerk' the car a bit. I would like to drive more in tip mode, but everytime I need to slow down/downshift, I F it up and slap her back into auto. Can the tip be used to help in braking...
  15. Replacement Pedals for heel-and-toe downshifting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone recommend a set of aftermarket pedals that can make heel-and-toe downshifting easier? I have tried the technique, and I can't rotate my foot enough to get my heel on the gas. I was thinking there must be a set of pedals that extend the width of the gas pedal enough to reduce the...