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    Engaging 1st gear problems on my S4 Cabro (2007)

    Hi folks, i have carried out a search but not found anything on this one.

    I purchased my S4 Cabro a few weeks ago.
    I took it for a extensive test drive and it was great

    Its only done 25K miles so its low millage for a 2007 car.


    Over the last week, its been difficult to engage 1st gear, it needs a good hard push.
    Nothing like engaging 2nd or 3rd while stationary. all other gears slip in lovelely.

    When stationary selecting 1st gear dosent slip in like it did when i originally purchased the car a few weeks ago.

    If i double clutch ( While Stationary) it then goes in fine, But 1st time i put foot on clutch and then try for first it needs a good push.

    I turned down another S4 that i test drove as it had this fault.
    What should i do ? can it be repaired or is this a common fault.
    The gearbox is the 6 speed.

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    Mine does it too I'm on 88k

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    mmm I tried another S4 before i purchased this one, it had 77K on the Clock and had the same Fault, which is why i didnt purchase from dealer.
    Do you think its a linkage issue ? or is it the clutch ?

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    mine had 23k 2yrs ago, and now is on 60k... (18k/PA - yikes!), and mine can be stiff to get into 1st.

    i normally just drop it into 2nd, and then push up 2nd to 1st and she slides in easier (oh-er missus)

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    Its booked in at the Garage next week to see if they can sort the problem out, strange thing is that it doesent do it all the time, Last Weekend it did it all the time, this week its slid in OK. something is going on, but cant put my finger on it.
    Clutch bite seems to be really high.

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    no hot or cold, makes no difference

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    My 2.0T also does this very randomly. I do as Goose suggested above, put it into 2nd and then slide back up to 1st gear.
    My car has done 77k.
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    Im looking forward to seeing the answer for this.

    My s4 does it, i have a feeling it could be the clutch beacuse if i roll forward as i try to engage the gear it goes in no problem.
    I do hope its just the linkage though!!

    my cars on 106K

 

 

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