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1st to 2nd when cold..

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sjahS3, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. sjahS3

    sjahS3 Member

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    Noticed on a few occasions recently.. only happens first thing in the morning or after a cold start, 2nd gear seems obscenely difficult to engage.. :no:

    Anyone else had the same problems or just me?.. :(

    Ta,
    -Sal-
     
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  3. Jack D

    Jack D New Member

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    Yes I had exactly the same problem and I went to dealer. They replaced the whole gearbox under warrenty!

    Just one of the many things that has gone wrong with my a3!
     
  4. Amchlolor

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    My manual A4 was hard to get into first gear when cold.
    REALLY hard.
    Like grunting and shouting "coooome oooon" hard.
    Only took a few hundred yards to become fine though.
    No fault found by the dealer.(quel surprise)
     
  5. Covenant

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    Even on a "good" gearbox 1st to 2nd is notchy at best, never smooth like the rest of the changes.
     
  6. mfspen

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    I've not had problems with 1st to 2nd, but 4th to 5th can sometimes be awkward if you try to rush it. The spring centering seems a bit weak.
     
  7. Staz

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    I've had problems 4th to 5th too. Just doesn't like to slip in easily every-so-often.
     
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    I'm finding it difficult getting it from 2nd to 3rd sometimes, it always nudges to the left towards 1...
     
  9. marklad2020

    marklad2020 1st Gear

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    Never had a problem. My gearbox seems extremely smooth, whatever the temperature..
     
  10. sjahS3

    sjahS3 Member

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    Thanks for the comments..

    It isn't every time and always clears up within half a mile (a few changes), so not thaaaat fussed.

    May get it booked into the dealer to have a look anyhow although don't really want them to have to replace the entire gearbox :think:

    -Sal-
     

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