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    2011 S5 manual difficult to put in gear

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    Okay, so over the past few months Iíve been struggling with my 2011 S5ís transmission. Heat is a major factor here, but itís getting more and more difficult to put it into gear, especially 1st and 2nd, and if the engine is on...it wonít go into reverse at all regardless of how hard I try to slam it in. If I turn the engine off, it goes into gear just fine with no resistance at all...as the engine heats up or if itís a hot day, this problem is intensified. I also noticed that if Iím on flat road, put the car in gear, keep the clutch pushed in (all the way in, foot to the floor)...the car will creep forward as if I had partially let the clutch petal put...I take the car out of gear and into neutral and the creep forward stops

    My Audiís not stock, I have a stage 3 apr kit, a southbend clutch (original clutch couldnít handle the toque after we put the apr kit on)

    Any ideas whatís happening here? Iíve taken it into the shop, and the guy just wants to replace the entire clutch / flywheel (he doesnít want to do the work to see what the problem is and I donít completely trust him) I really and truly would appreciate any leads on the issue.

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    Established Member Two Rings 3g_bishi's Avatar
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    Hmm, how many miles on it? And in the new clutch setup? Also it canít be a hydraulic issue like master or slave cylinder. But to assume itís the clutch is very normal.


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    just over 75k miles, the clutch was installed at about 15k miles. I had a mechanic who installed the clutch way back then, look at the car again roughly a year or 2 ago, and he specifically noted that "The clutch had a ton of life left in it" and that it felt great.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    If you don't mind I'm going to tag along on this. I was literally coming to this section to post the same thing.

    I'm having the exact same symptoms, have a similar setup(6MT 2010 A4 with spec stage 2+ and a motor twisting 400+ at the crank), and have tried a few things to remedy the issue.

    I've replaced the master and slave (master was leaking fluid and slave bleed screw seized and broke). I've bled using a pressure bleeder 4 times now. I'm still experiencing the same issues.

    I hope someone chimes in for both of us!

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    Established Member Two Rings 3g_bishi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by swirth123 View Post
    just over 75k miles, the clutch was installed at about 15k miles. I had a mechanic who installed the clutch way back then, look at the car again roughly a year or 2 ago, and he specifically noted that "The clutch had a ton of life left in it" and that it felt great.
    Thatís a lot of miles though. And a lot can change in 2 years. Itís not a complex system. Either hydraulic or mechanical fault. Hydraulic being the master/slave cylinders. Or mechanical being the actual clutch disk!


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Mine is doing the same thing and the clutch has less than 30k on it

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