View Full Version : Transmission Help Needed Please!!

01-10-2008, 05:19 AM
I have posted several times about my transmission problem that has been an ongoing issue with my Audi since I purchased it over a year ago. I absolutely love this car but I may say it has not treated me with the same care in return.

This past weekend I did a tranny fluid and filter replace in one last effort to resolve my inconsistent shifting issues along with minor slippage that occurs @ 2800 rpm. Fluid was a little dark with no major debris accumulation on the magnets; I was hoping for low fluid level in response to the issues but everything seemed normal. Scanned the tranny numerous times for codes; none other than the typical faulty brake light code. Trannsmission shifts and performs flaulessly in Tip mode but when switched to automatic it has a mind of its own. Tranny will run through the gears extremely quick at low speeds almost combining 2nd & 3rd gear to act like a CVT type style feel. When I need the power I have to really step on it in order for it to downshift, when it finally does downshift it doesn't hang high enough in the rpm/ powerband or long enough before upshifting. Torque converter does not seem to be applying itself between shifts, when it does frequently I can notice a 100% improvement in the tranny's response. When I do a tranny reset via vagcom car works absolutely great only returning back to it's normal behavior after a couple of miles.

My question is does anyone know the responsibilities of the transmission control module? I believe my problem is electronically related due to everything mechanically seems fine. Whatever initiates the torque converter in response to it's shift points I believe is the issue. My last ditch effort is to see if this is my problem before probably, eventually replacing the whole tranny. If I have a faulty TCM would that guarantee a fault code? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks again.

01-10-2008, 05:21 AM
The more online research I do regarding this issue makes me believe that the stupid brake light switch (implausible signal DTC) is subject to blame for a lot of my tranny issues. Seems as though this faulty switch has more responsibilty then just relaying a hot lead back to your brake lights. I already replaced this switch once before but still continued to receive the DTC. I'm assuming this bad switch also has some relation to my cruise control that is also malfunctioning....?? Any ideas? Please!! I am desperate to get this thing right.

01-11-2008, 12:04 PM
Bumped. Desperate for some help.

01-11-2008, 05:11 PM
I'd love to help but have absolutely no idea.

01-12-2008, 01:03 PM
I'd love to help but have absolutely no idea.

I remember reading on a post not to take the brake light dtc seriously, it shows a fault because the brake pedal has to be on, or actuated,or it is a bad signal to ground.I forget the exact post,but I would post the question on here for those that are more experienced than I.