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S3 gearbox crunch/jerk

GrantP May 9, 2013

  1. GrantP

    GrantP New Member

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    Hi All, my car is generally jerky between gear changes (like a clunk) and 1st to 2nd is a bit crunchy (unless you change slowly). Does this sound like a clutch switch issue or gearbox issue (synchros etc)? Any help appreciated.
     
  2. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Does it get any better after driving for a while?

    I have a few friends all with the 6sp box that suffer from issues selecting 1st and 2nd gear- but it's a lot easier once it's been running a few miles and all the fluids have reached the correct temperatures.
     
  3. GrantP

    GrantP New Member

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    No, not really. I recently changed the gearbox oil to see if it made any difference but I don't think it has.
     
  4. baldyplayer99

    baldyplayer99 Member

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    my s3 has the same issue sometimes. i got the car checked for codes and it was a clutch switch issue
     
  5. GrantP

    GrantP New Member

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    OK thanks, for the sake of about £12 looks like it may be worth a try.
     
  6. baldyplayer99

    baldyplayer99 Member

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    let me know how it goes if you can. i havent sorted it as yet as im due out of the country in few days and will sort it after im back... cheers
     
  7. jezzy

    jezzy Member

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    Try your dog bone mount.
    When its worn its causes the above issues
     
  8. ShaunS3

    ShaunS3 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    I have this issue.

    No fault codes stored and my dogbone is new with uprated polyurethane bushings front & rear....hmmm.
     

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