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  • Lawrence
    Lawrence - 2007 Audi A4 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/21/2014
    The car does not get into gears when shifting whilst the engine is running.
    110873.00km. Tried to check the transmision oil on the gearbox. This happened on the 17/08/2014 and it is the first time this is happening as I had drove past the water that may have the ankle and the knee high level on the same day that I encounter this problem. No ...
     
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  • mohamed sheriff
    mohamed sheriff - 1998 Audi A6 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/3/2014
    Why does my car transmission refuses to change to another level, especially uphill?
    This happens mostly when the engine is hot.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Audi A4 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/6/2014
    I have a 98 Audi A4 just recently it started shifting really hard out of park and it lost alot of power,
    Has this happened to anyone else and what needed to be done to fix it
     
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  • tfhaigh
    tfhaigh - 1998 Audi A4 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/5/2014
    HOW MUCH MIGHT i EPECT TO PAY FOR FRONT AXEL SEAL REPLACEMENT?
    This is a Front Wheel Drive car. Should I replace the whole axel at approx100.00 parts cost?
     
    • Jimm
      5/23/2013 Jimm
      The cost of the front axle seal itself is inexpensive when compared to the labor. You can find the axle seal from around $2.50 to $5.00 at the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partsgeek.com - to list only three.

      You may expect to pay around one hour labor for the seal replacement - typically from $70.00 to $100.00 per labor hour - depending of the repair shop charges.
    • AutoMD Member
      6/10/2014 AutoMD Member
      I don’t really have a deep knowledge about car specifications, parts and makes. So I’m trying to learn some car maintenance tips from online sources. So that if my car breaks down anywhere I would be able to fix it on my own. Currently I’m learning some tips from http://www.iautobodyparts.com/guide_and_tips.html . If anyone can suggest me some other places, please don’t hesitate!
    • Jimm
      7/5/2014 Jimm
      Utilize the website; www.AutoMD.com for the automotive basic repairs in the 'How-To-Guides' section.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Audi A4 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/5/2014
    Why wont the gear box stay in the gear ive selected
    When i put the car in drive its ok for a few minutes then itll go into sport. It goes from one or the other. Alot of the time the gear selecter on the dash board clock flashes aswell. The cars running and sounding fine its just it wont stay in the gear i put it in.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Audi A4 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/22/2014
    Transmission issue when I hit a snow drift. Will not go forward when in drive,4,or 3..Only low2
    When put into drive you can feel it engage but will not move..Low 4, low 3 also will not move the car. When put in low2, it will drive and as Im driving I can shift into low3, low 4 and drive and the transmission works fine as long as the car is moving. If I come to ...
     
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  • Arares
    Arares - 2003 Audi A4 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/29/2014
    I have Audi A4 2003 model I have a problem in gear transmission, I scanned by X431 scanner, please help me to fix this ?
    18151 P1743 - Clutch Slip Monitoring : Signal too Large / High
     
    • Patrick Peabody
      3/29/2014 Patrick Peabody
      Well I certainly aware of a place where the automobile experts solve your queries online and that too instantly. Just post your problems at http://www.automotix.net/autorepair/askquestions.html and get instant solution for this.
    • Jimm
      3/29/2014 Jimm
      Audi has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 38 07 01 dated: Jan 9, 2007, 2013280/1.

      Seems to be very common issue with the Audi CVT transmission - lots of information on the internet in regard.

      No drive or delayed drive in "D" or "R" (DTC P1743/18151 may be stored in TCM)

      No drive, or delayed drive when either D or R is selected. DTC P1743/18151 may be logged in TCM fault
      memory.
      The vehicle does not start moving without accelerating. When accelerating, an increased engine speed is
      necessary to move the vehicle. In some cases there is no drive.

      Technical Background:
      Some damaged seals installed in production.
      The damaged seals may leak after a short operating period (less than 13,000 miles), causing a loss of
      transmission oil pressure.
      This condition will not result in unintentional vehicle movement.

      It is not necessary to receive an authorization number from the Technical Assistance Center for the repair
      described in this bulletin.
      Attach VAS scan tool printouts to the repair order. Warranty requested documents received without VAS scan tool
      printouts will be denied payment.
      If fault P1743/18151 (clutch slip monitoring signal too large) is stored in the transmission fault memory, read MVB
      44/1 and 45/1. If MVB 44/1 is 1000 mA and MVB 45/1 is above 12 bar, there is a problem with the axial seals. If
      MVB 45/1 is below 12 bar, this indicates a hydraulic problem.

      Check with the local dealerships for more detail on the TSB and if there is any warranty action as result of the production-related defect as described in the TSB.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Audi A4 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/6/2014
    Will not shift out of 1st gear when drifting downhill after stopping, will shift with accellorator push
    also, drops into 1st gear abruptly when almost stopped at a light or stop sign. shifts smoothly when accellorating
     
    • AutoMD Member
      3/6/2014 AutoMD Member
      I had the same problem. you just have to replace the transmission
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Audi A4 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/28/2014
    Will not shift out of 1st gear when drifting downhill, will shift with push on gas pedal
    cold or warm doesn't matter drops heavily into 1st gear when almost stopped, like at a red light or stop sign otherwise shifts smoothly between gears and runs well has been happening a few weeks, had transmission oil and filter changed and no change in problem ...
     
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  • Arares
    Arares - 2003 Audi A4 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/8/2014
    Help me on this error ??????????
    18151 P1743 Clutch Slip Monitoring : Signal too high
     
    • Jimm
      1/8/2014 Jimm
      Audi has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 38 07 01 dated: Jan 9, 2007, 2013280/1.

      Seems to be very common issue with the Audi CVT transmission - lots of information on the internet in regard.

      No drive or delayed drive in "D" or "R" (DTC P1743/18151 may be stored in TCM)

      No drive, or delayed drive when either D or R is selected. DTC P1743/18151 may be logged in TCM fault
      memory.
      The vehicle does not start moving without accelerating. When accelerating, an increased engine speed is
      necessary to move the vehicle. In some cases there is no drive.

      Technical Background:
      Some damaged seals installed in production.
      The damaged seals may leak after a short operating period (less than 13,000 miles), causing a loss of
      transmission oil pressure.
      This condition will not result in unintentional vehicle movement.

      It is not necessary to receive an authorization number from the Technical Assistance Center for the repair
      described in this bulletin.
      Attach VAS scan tool printouts to the repair order. Warranty requested documents received without VAS scan tool
      printouts will be denied payment.
      If fault P1743/18151 (clutch slip monitoring signal too large) is stored in the transmission fault memory, read MVB
      44/1 and 45/1. If MVB 44/1 is 1000 mA and MVB 45/1 is above 12 bar, there is a problem with the axial seals. If
      MVB 45/1 is below 12 bar, this indicates a hydraulic problem.

      Check with the local dealerships for more detail on the TSB and if there is any warranty action as result of the production-related defect as described in the TSB.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Audi A6 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/26/2013
    Car will not accelerate past 30 mph
    when i start the vehicle i hear squelling/grinding when especially shifting from any gear to reverse. It also will not go over 30mph, leaking oil, constant knock when shiffting gears
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Read fault codes and post the codes here.
      Check and confirm that the timing belt did not jump a couple of teeth (requires partial disassembly of plastic timing cover to see the cam gears and alignment marks)
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Audi A6 Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/26/2013
    Car will not accelerate past 30 mph
    when i start the vehicle i hear squelling/grinding when especially shifting from any gear to reverse. It also will not go over 30mph, leaking oil, constant knock when shiffting gears
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Audi Allroad Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/2/2013
    Gear Selector out of sync
    My shifter is setup in the following way: P R N D S When shifting out of Park, the car does not go into R until the shifter is at N and it won't go into D until the shifter is at S Any ideas of what the problem is? Loose cable? How to adjust it?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Audi Allroad Quattro - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/2/2013
    Gear selector out of sync
    My shifter is setup in the following way: P R N D S When shifting out of Park, the car does not go into R until the shifter is at N and it won't go into D until the shifter is at S Any ideas of what the problem is? Loose cable? How to adjust it?
     
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  • tron
    tron - 2003 Audi A4 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/13/2013
    What might be the problem when I put the car in gear it doesn't move?
    The car use to move, had a noise, but now it doesn't move at all
     
    • Jimm
      7/13/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; low transmission fluid level - check the fluid level and refill as necessary. There also appears to be a common and known issue with the A4 model transmission; faulty TCM (transmission control module), the problem is an intermittent electrical tcm problem in which signal 'drops' for a short peiod of time.
      The Audi A6 and A8 models have been previously recalled for the same TCM issue - not sure why the A4 has not been - as yet. The CVT transmissions are prone to failure around 50,000 miles - no known remedy from the manufacturer. There are at least 11 recalls for the Audi A4 since 1997 - none are for the transmission-rlated failures.
    • Jimm
      7/13/2013 Jimm
      Looks like there was a settlement for the defective A4 transmissions for the 2002 - 2006 models; www.wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/settlement-of-class-action-against-audi-gets-preliminary-approval
      Contact the local dealership for the coverage and out-of-warranty repair details.