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Strange gearbox happenings - Help!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by muzzyboy, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. muzzyboy
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    [Aug 29, 2007]
    Had my S3 3 months now and every now and then, and i'm only talking a handfull of times, if i pull up and put it in reverse, the car really struggles to move in reverse. I'll then select neutral, put it back in reverse and it'll be fine. A week or so ago it did it when i was reversing into my girlfriends drive, so i selected neutral and it was fine until i turned off the ignition and the car let out a fairly big judder. The car was in neutral.
    Then, last night at the girlfriends i select reverse and it struggled, so i selected neutral then it gave off a massive bang and judder to which i f*ckin shat myself. I've never heard anything like this from a car. I neutral'd it again and selected reverse and it was fine!!
    It may be a coinsidence but it mostly happens when i'm reversing into the gf's drive which is ever so slightly uphill.
    Anyone any knowledge of this?

    Cheers guys, Paul.
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  3. Lovegroover
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    [Aug 30, 2007]
    Problems with reversing can show up Haldex (the 4wd system) problems (worth a search). Or the gearbox could just be sh*gged?
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    [Aug 31, 2007]
    The car doesn't like your Misses.
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    [Aug 31, 2007]
    Aye possibly haha!!!!
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