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Difficult to select 1st gear, when starting. B7

Discussion in 'RS4 Forum (B5 and B7 Chassis)' started by ADR14N, Oct 20, 2008.

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    [Oct 20, 2008]
    Hello all.

    Can anyone help with some advise. I have just aquired an RS4. I am having great difficulty selecting 1st gear when the car is cold, or from starting. It does select but you have to apply some pressure. Does anyone have any ideas or experienced the same?

    Cheers:think:
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    [Oct 22, 2008]
    hi mate, i have just got a 57 plate RS4, i find it a bitt stiff on a morning, and sometimes crunches/notchy when going form 1st to 2nd gear...

    i will speak to my mates at leeds audi to see what they can do
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    [Oct 22, 2008]
    :yes:Hi Mate

    I will be interested to see what they say.

    I have since noticed when the weather is cold and the car is cold it is also difficult to select 2nd. Once the car is warmed up it seems alot better.

    Good luck with your car.

    Cheers

    Adrian
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    [Oct 26, 2008]
    mine does this too, isn't it a safety mesh reason? Id be interested to hear what Audi say mind
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    [Oct 26, 2008]
    :yes:Hi Guys

    I have spoken with Audi Watford and the technician believes that there is a modified gear linkage available for the car. He is looking into it and will let me know. In the meantime the car is booked in for next Monday. I will let you know what happens
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    [Nov 13, 2008]
    Hi all

    well took my car into hudds audi on mon with a few faults.
    one of my problems is hard to select 1st to 2nd harder when cold.
    and notchy going into 2nd even when warm.

    had a call today to say they put a new pipe on slave cyl as per audi.uk

    now they are taking the box out as it hasnt fixed the problem..
    so see what they do, strip the box or fit a new one?

    also would like to see if they put a new clutch in ?
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    did you ever get a resolution? Mine is still doing this, wondering if its worth taking into to a dealer with
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    [Nov 29, 2008]
    I've noticed this a bit lately too although I've put it down to the higher viscosity of the gearbox oil at lower temps as it's not really noticable once the car is warmed up. I'd be interested to hear if there's an upgraded linkage available.
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    [Dec 3, 2008]
    Hi, has anyone found out what solves this problem ? i have the same problem but with an A3 and i notice it more with 1st and reverse i also notice it when its cold outside more than any other time.
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    [Feb 2, 2009]
    hi
    myn still does it, and even when the engine x gearbox are up to temp it still crunches going into 2nd gear
    its rebooked in for the 11th feb so will keep ya posted
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    [Feb 5, 2009]
    My car has never done this hot or cold ...
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    [Feb 15, 2009]
    my 06 B7 started doing the same thing took it back to the dealers and they changed the gear box oil made no diffrence at all in the end they changed the clutch flywheel problem solved they did this foc so there must be fault that they know about but have not admited yet as my car had only 18k on the clock at the time:blackrs4:
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