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MULTITRONIC PROBLEM ... SURPRISE ... SURPRISE

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Gary Casey, Oct 6, 2012.

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    Gary Casey New Member

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    Hi
    Can anyone help ?
    I recently bought a 2004 B6 Audi A4 1.8t multitronic (63,000) from an independent dealer , on my way home the gear selector lights on the dash started flashing then stopped and highlighted D for drive as normal , also which happens often is it will slip into Sport mode on its own accord while the gearbox indicates drive ??? It has a 3 month warranty thank goodness , just wondered if anyone has had a similar problem ?
    thanks in advance
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    check if it's had the recall and 7 plate conversion (it was NOT standard on 1.8T's, especially low mileage ones!).... if not, then 60k is a fairly typical time for that gearbox to go pop and it's a £1500 fix... assuming the seller won't stump up for that, then best to get your money back and walk away.
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    Hi Many thanks for your reply
    No it's still got the original 6 speed gearbox , it's going in this week for to have a new ECU ? does that make sense ?
    Thanks in advance
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    ECU is one of the main faults on that gearbox, As above check that it has had the 7 plate clutch upgrade not 6 speed
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