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Difficult gear change when cold

Kevint Sep 24, 2005

  1. Kevint

    Kevint Active Member

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    Advice please...

    For the last couple of months I've notice changing gear from first to second requires more force than usual, and it's getting worse, it's getting the point where I feel as though a *crunch* might be coming next.

    This only happens first thing in the morning when the car is cold and goes away as soon as it has warmed up, perhaps 2 or 3 miles of driving, it never happens again during the day, and again, only in changing from first to second.

    Car has covered 85K but had a new gear box at 56K /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Any ideas?

    Kev.
     
  2. Replace Gearbox oil. Mate had same problem and it went away after he had this done.
     
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    Replace Gearbox oil. Mate had same problem and it went away after he had this done.

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    Yep . I'd 2nd that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

    Deff worth a go.

    BUB
     
  4. EnzoS4

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    I had a similar issue - when in traffic on hot days I had trouble going into 1st at stand still and from 1st to 2nd, all other gears are fine. Audi suggested selector bearings need replacing which is a known issue on S4s, for a £2,000 bill I bet its a known issue. Oh and the clutch was tested and found to be in good health.

    Anyway took the car to AMD, replaced the gearbox oil and its alot better now. I still have the issue now and then but not as often


    Good Luck
     
  5. m_o_w_g_l_i

    m_o_w_g_l_i Member

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    What would you fellas recommend then? I've used castrol (?) synthetic in the past but I've heard a lot of good things about Amsoil synthetic.
     

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