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Gearbox

edited 1 April 2016 at 7:56AM in Motoring
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ConradConrad PPR
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edited 1 April 2016 at 7:56AM in Motoring
Hi all


I was wondering if anyone knew of any auto box specialists?


Thanks in advance

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  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    Conrad wrote: »
    Hi all


    I was wondering if anyone had any pointers for me.


    We have an automatic Audi Estate 2.0TDi on a 2008 plate.
    It started slipping in and out of gear and also just slowly coming to a halt and right away I thought the automatic gearbox / clutch system (if an auto has a clutch that is) must be at fault


    Taken it to a reputable local non Audi mechanics, and they just advised it will cost £4k to replace, which is pretty devastating. Would you believe only yesterday after months of procrastination we put a deposit on a holiday of a lifetime.


    I was just wondering what the options are. There probably aren't any, we'll just have to suck this down.


    I'd imagine the car with 65k on the clock (it's a really nice white one, fully loaded with black tints) would not be worth more than about £8k as a wild guess, so not sure it's viable spending £4k on it.


    Bloody shocked this can happen on such a car with this mileage.


    Thanks in advance

    Surely either reconditioning your gearbox or getting a recon gearbox cant be costing £4K?
  • s_bs_b Forumite
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    of course it could be a software issue the..... in audi dealership could skope download and flash for you
    just a thought because indis cant do it alls
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    What about a second hand box?
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    Conrad wrote: »
    I'd imagine the car with 65k on the clock (it's a really nice white one, fully loaded with black tints) would not be worth more than about £8k as a wild guess, so not sure it's viable spending £4k on it.

    With £4k spent, it's worth £8k.
    Without £4k spent, it's worth... £1k? £2k?

    It's viable.
    Bloody shocked this can happen on such a car with this mileage.

    How often has the fluid level been checked? Has the fluid ever been changed?
  • edited 31 March 2016 at 7:57PM
    bigjlbigjl
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    edited 31 March 2016 at 7:57PM
    If this is a fwd Audi is this the troublesome CVT box?

    You need an Autobox specialist to diagnose the issue properly rather than an Audi specialist.
  • RetrogamerRetrogamer Forumite
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    I'd echo the above. Find somewhere that specialises in reconditioning auto boxes and get a quote from them.
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  • You could do worse than contact your nearest member of this lot
    http://www.fedauto.co.uk/
  • CHR15CHR15 Forumite
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    Definitely get a second opinion on that one.
    Those symptoms are common on BMW Autos and is almost always due to low gearbox oil.
  • vikingaerovikingaero Forumite
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    The automatic gearbox went in my Dads A-Class. Mercedes quoted £5,500 for a new gearbox. I remembered a company called King Automatics in Epsom being recommended by Honest John in The Daily Telegraph.

    King Automatics recommended a local recovery agent who charged £100. I was warned of their long lead time to repair - about 6 weeks minimum.

    8 weeks later and £1,350 lighter the A-Class was repaired with a new valve body.
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  • Just to add, my brother in law had a 2001 A4, it was petrol so probably a 2.0?

    I am pretty sure it had the CVT box, he had it for years and it replaced a Vectra Auto which replaced a Cavalier Auto.

    He liked it, but I believe the gearbox ECU failed and cost £1000 or so to fix.

    At least that is what I seem to remember him saying.

    He did replace it with another A4, but a manual 2.0tdi. He still has Galaxys as family a workhorse though, the A4 is purely for going to work.

    Hopefully the OP gets it fixed for not too many £££

    A good idea to join an Audi owners forum aswell.

    Though the CVT had a really bad reputation for reliability, AWD A4, A6 etc had the more robust ZF box if I remember correctly.
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