Identifying a MuliTronic A6
Is anyone certain of how to differentiate between the conventional Auto 'box and a MultiTronic CVT 'box on a 2000 to 2005 A6 (2.5) Tdi?
Is it the 'S' versus '1' & '2' on the gear lever? (I'm not referring to the '+' and '-' symbols on the manual area of the selector)
I don't want to but a CVT Multi-tronic by mistake!
Are the conventional tipTronic boxes much more reliable than the CVT? I think so. I hear so, But they seem rare after 2000 most Auto box cars seem to be the CVT variant.
BTW: Are there better variants of the 2.5 diesel engine? As is the case with the 1.9 diesel - the PD130BHP 1.9Tdi seems to be the best 1.9 motor, although all 1.9's are good. I want the 2.5 for the torque... feels great. I may simply search out the manual quattro version, although they are old and becoming rare.
Can anyone suggest a repairer for this problem?
A4 2.5 TDi with MT, 95,000 miles, 03 plate.
No errors on the ECU, but I have the judder on acceleration and also when slowing down. I also have an issue with the revs when driving at a constant speed of around 40mph, where the revs will increase by 500rpm every few seconds, but there is no corresponding increase in speed.
The car is fine otherwise, and I'm hoping to have the work carried out with paying main dealer prices, can anybody recommend a repairer who understands the problem and can carry out the repairs.
Speak to thes guys at Inde Tech in Milton Keynes
They'll give you decent advice and sort out the problems. They're fixing about 2-3 cars a week with Multitronic problems - usually a new 7 plate clutch.
Did mine in a day, wish I'd found out about them earlier.
Multitronic gearbox problems
Would you be able to advise what this multitronic might be: Gearbox? Sensor? Clutch? some plastic trans fluid pressure device? Hoping it's cheap as feeling skint.
Car is A4 3.0 petrol multitronic cabrio on an 03 plate. 90,000 mainly motorway miles
Everything is fine when the car is ran from cold for abour 2 miles, or specifically till the gearbox is up to temperature.
When engine and gearbox warm, anything above 1900 rpm and everything is fine.
When you come to a stop everything is fine.
Accelerate hard and it seems to be fine
But when up to temperature and Below 1900 revs like when you cruise on the motorway in traffic the rev counter shows the revs kind of blipping up and down, not constantly, but regularly.It 's as if it hasn't been able to make up its mind what gear ratio to stick with.
If you press the accelerator more than moderately no problem, as revs rise to well over the problem threshold of 1900rpm or possibly even as low as 1800.
When you park the car up gingerly at the end of the day at very low revs no problems. Can be jerky accelerating away from lowish to moderate throttle levels but ONLY when gearbox is warm.
I could have sworn it behaved itself completely even when warm the other week. Trans oil has been changed recently.
What is the RRP of a new Multitronic Gearbox ?
Hi, I'm new here so please be gentle.
Audi UK have offered me a reasonable discount off a "New" multitronic gearbox,due to my very good service history, etc., but my local dealer is now telling me that itwon't be a new box, but just an exchange unit ???
I can't get hold of Audi UK to confirm what this means, I don't mind themtaking back my old box if they are supplying me with a brand new one, but ifthe new box is only a refurbished one and still costs Â£5000 inc fitting beforediscount to replace, that seems a bit extortionate !
Does any one know the real cost of a new box so that I cancheck Iâ€™m not being ripped off
2005 Audi A4 Cabriolet, 2.4 V6, Multitronic
Littany of vowes with S-Tronic transmission
I have been an avid Audi enthusiast since the first Quatro rally car first appeared. I have been driving Audi since 1995. The 500SE was a dream to drive and I traded that in due to age after 11 years. After that I drove an A4 2.0 multitronic that kept on blowing its tail end lights. Thereafter I drove an A4 1.8T multitronic with no significant problem. When I got the opportunity to buy an A4 2.0 TFSI quatro factory demo, I jumped at the chance, much to my regret. It had +- 7500 kilometers on the clock. The S-Tronic gearbox has been clunky from the day I drove the car off the lot. At first the dealer treated me as if I was nuts when I complianed, as their diagnostics didn't show any faults. we went through repeated cycles where they kept the car for a day or three and they re-loaded and upgraded software. This didn't solve the problem.
Originally Posted by Katherine B
I eventually gave up. Then at the next service they told me the technician who test drove the car after the service said there was something wrong with the gearbox and they wanted me to bring the car in again, which I did. This led to another series of tests and eventually the mechatronic unit was replaced. This didn't solve the problem so another series of tests followed, after which they replaced the clutch. Still no resolution of the problem. The car has +- 41000 Kilometers on the clock now.
I have now, after 2 years, finally given up. I was considering replacing it with another model with a multitronic box, but after reading the feedback from Katherine, I'm not sure I should do that to myself. As if this isn't enough, the car has now developed rattles that the dealer tried unsuccessfully to correct.
This makes me very sad. Where to now???