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  1. #1
    Senior Member Three Rings
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    HELP! Replace Mechatronic or Transmission

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    I got Gearbox Malfunction/TPMS warning lights. One dealership told me to replace the Mechatronic. BUT another dealership told me to replace the Entire Transmission. What I should do?

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    Senior Member Four Rings VinnysS4's Avatar
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    You should find out what is actually wrong with it and fix that, not just something somebody told you was wrong with it. Just my opinion.

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Two Rings
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    Replace Mechatronic or Entire Transmission

    Good question: if itís under warranty Iíd say replace transmission with a NEW one, if not Iíd advise to find a dealer/Audi specialized shop that you trust (ask in your regional forum and/or check reviews) and take it there.
    Or if you want to do it yourself, scan the car with vcds/Odis and check Audi service bulletins.

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    Established Member Two Rings 3g_bishi's Avatar
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    Mar 03 2016
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    I just had the same issue. Mine is 2011s4 125k

    What is yours?
    Also what code do you have?

    I fixed mine for $650 and 3 hours. It was apiece of cake and glad I did. I would be happy to run you through the steps.


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    Veteran Member Four Rings Dr GP's Avatar
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    You may want to communicate with this guy. https://forums.quattroworld.com/s4b8/msgs/56628.phtml He seems to be very knowledgeable and has replaced many mechatronic units. He probably can advise you as to which way to go



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