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BIG problems with A8 autobox

Discussion in 'A8/S8 forum' started by Magic_Wond, May 9, 2009.

  1. Magic_Wond

    Magic_Wond New Member

    May 9, 2009
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    Hi I'm new to the forum and have a BIG problem with my A8 (1997 4.2 Quattro Sport, 125k miles). The auto gearbox has a problem which results in the car going into 'limp home' mode all the time. Auto electrician has said that's where the fault is, and has given me a print-out, but can't do any more as the gearbox needs stripped down.

    Does anyone know a good independent Audi specialist OR a good automatic transmission specialist in the Central Belt of Scotland who could look at this and carry out an overhaul if required? Mackies in Glasgow is an option - they have quoted £1600 - 1800 to do this. Does anyone know of any other specialist I could take the car to?

    I've been told that a second-hand replacement 'box from a breakers yard won't work properly - has to be matched to my car - is this true?

    Cheers for any advice you can give.
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  3. s8craig

    s8craig Active Member
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    Jul 26, 2005
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    Post this thread on tyresmoke.net, lots of A8 owners that have been through gearbox issues on that site.
  4. A8_Tony

    A8_Tony Member

    Apr 29, 2008
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    Have a word with the guys at A8 Parts as they will be able to give you shed loads of advice with regards to a second-hand 'box.

    If you're a fully paid up member of A8OC you get your shipping for free too :icon_thumright:

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