Multitronic gearbox behaviour
Recently (like last weekend) we bought my wife a 2001 B6 2.0 avant with Multitronic, on the test drive all seemed ok, but my wife reported that it seemed jerky the other day, not being into cars that was the best description she could give me. So, I took it for a drive to see what she was talking about, at first I couldn't really feel any jerkiness as such, just a bit hesitant as it was stone cold which pretty quickly cleared, but a bit further into the journey I came to a junction where I had to come to a stop, when it was clear I proceeded but there was a pause in movement, almost like it wasn't in gear and then all of a sudden it julted forward and pulled away as normal.
Sometimes it does this when you come to a stop and other times it can pull away nice and smoothly (like I expect it should) but most of the time it does this odd pause and then almost violently jults forward on pull away. When on the move it changes gear seamlessly and all other functions like kick down and tiptronic mode work fine.
I know it's different to a conventional auto box as it has a multi plate clutch and a DMF, and it's also electronically controlled, but would that really make it behave this way?? I used to own an E46 SMG2 M3 a couple of years ago which effectively has the same sort of gearbox but that never did anything like this and was alway dead smooth on pull away.
If anyone has experienced the same thing with their Multitronic I'd much appreciate any input as to what could be causing it and a solution, or if anyone has any ideas as to what it could be that would be great.
Could it just need adjusting with setting on VCDS??
Thanks in advance,
Re: Multitronic gearbox behaviour
Same thing happens at times on my brothers 2006 Passat with DSG. When engaged in reverse its like as you said and when it goes it jerks.
Mechanic says it could be most likely box related or electric. Although I did sense that he is confused by the problem.