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andymc1973

Audi A5 S tronic, the reliable one

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Guys I’ve bought one if there and the box is dragging when coming up to a junction, it’s sometimes lurching when I pull away as well, there’s no fault codes so I’ve had the box serviced, really dirty oil and probably never changed, anyway it’s made no difference, has anyone ever had a specialist fix these? 
I’m deciding whether to just put it back 

cheers 

Andy 

 

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Try getting someone with vag com or odus to reset the parameters and relearn the gears, I find it makes a noticeable difference to them.

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Hi mark we’ve tried that, I’m just wondering if it’s worth the grief, if someone could say for x amount of pounds I could fix it I’d crack on 

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Audi with a reliable auto, oxymoron isn't that;)

Sorry, but

.....the dirty oil screams worn clutch packs/drums/bands to my meagre knowledge of slushboxes.....if so they can go from from poor to bad quite quickly.....:(

If its been serviced with new oil/oil flush/filter (s) then it's mechanical issues and ain't gonna be cheap. 

....any jolts when selecting reverse? If so the end is nigh. 

Block it, or sell it spares or repair, some track suit n man bag wearing Johnny Foreigner will wet his gusset for it being an Audi. 

Best of luckB)

PS is speedo reading OK? 

PPS something also tells me these boxes run an 'oil pump in box casing' which means if the oil gets contaminated it can mean a throwaway gearbox casing, due to dirty oil wearing the oil pump housing, then excess clearance causing low oil pressure, lots of trouble. 

Someone may of figured away to reline the pump housing by now, which would be handy, but as I said autos ain't my bag. 

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reverse is fine, its just lurching when coming to a stop, no one can commit to a price, i will block it, was cheap enough in the first place, such a shame as a really nice car

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17 minutes ago, andymc1973 said:

reverse is fine, its just lurching when coming to a stop, no one can commit to a price, i will block it, was cheap enough in the first place, such a shame as a really nice car

I think its a case of getting it into kit form and seeing whats wrong with it.

 

Some of the multi chronic gearboxes have a filter buried right inside the gearbox. TBH of it needs a filter its fooked as it will be full of swarf from a major failure somewhere.

 

My salesman listed his own Faulty CVT Audi on gumtree and sold it the same night to a polish man with recovery truck for sensible money.

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Hi Andy, 

Driver Transmissions in Birmingham 0121 440 3476 for anything with an auto gearbox. They normally diagnose things over the phone from your description of the problem, as they know auto gearboxes inside out.

A chap sold me a Freelander with what he thought was a gearbox problem, even though he'd spent £3,500 on a recon gearbox a few months previous. The car had a nasty vibration as soon as you put it in gear and tried to move backwards or forwards, I rang Driver Transmissions and explained the symptoms and they diagnosed it as the engine mountings. Which it was, and cost me £120 to repair at my workshop. My point is they could have had me right in the net but didn't.

I've used them many times over the years and will always recommend them.

 

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If you get this hooked to diagnostics you can relearn the clutch pack to the box. They need doing with wear. I ran a 3.0 tdi s tropic for 40,000 miles and had to have this done 

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Recently did my nuts on a Golf DSG similar... Motronic unit was shagged. Tried another. Same. Even different gearbox. Same... Figure that out.

Sold it for a big loss, as Spares / Repairs / Scrap 

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you have to be very lucky to resolve this cheap if the car is lurching on the slow down to bottom gear, bands for sure, usually from skipping vag 40k service intervals and usually shows itself at 80k+ miles,  i'm yet to see anyone confident enough to quote this job pre box removal at sensible money, but have seen plenty of cars with invoices at circa 4K after removal, dsg and multitronics, advise not to get involved.

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14 hours ago, Lucky13 said:

If you get this hooked to diagnostics you can relearn the clutch pack to the box. They need doing with wear. I ran a 3.0 tdi s tropic for 40,000 miles and had to have this done 

I think you maybe referring more to software solenoid control circuit 'delays' than buggered clutch packs, running in filthy oil;)

I remember in the old days dropping sumps and tweaking clutch band tightness, bloody messy job too, the drips always end up in your ear canal or down the back of the neck. :lol:

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