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Facelift S3 S-tronic 1st-2nd gear jerk

Rolly12 Jun 27, 2018

  1. Rolly12

    Rolly12 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced similar to what I am? It normally happens when the car is warm and I’ve switched off the ignition and then turn it back on, immediately put it into dynamic and move the gear lever over to the left for manual mode. When changing from 1st to 2nd for the first time over 3k revs (not necessarily aggressive acceleration ) I get a very aggressive jerk forward with what can only be described as a loud thud? It doesn’t happen all the time but it is fairly common.

    Had my car in at Audi for a service and asked if they could take a look at it. They had it out twice (once with a normal tech and then the master tech) and also compared it with another S3 and the master tech says he can feel it between 1st to 2nd AND 2nd to 3rd and that it’s a characteristic of the s-tronic box. I’ve never experienced it from 2nd to 3rd and certainly wouldn’t say it feels like something that should be a characteristic...

    Any thoughts or experiences?


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  3. MattSedg

    MattSedg sportback roof rails enthusiast Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition

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    yeah i get this, hasnt really worried me as it ONLY ever happens in that circumstance, you can nearly make it happen on demand.
     
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  4. GW1

    GW1 Active Member

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    Same here.
     
  5. scott8v

    scott8v New Member

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    Have you had the car remapped?
     
  6. Rolly12

    Rolly12 Well-Known Member

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    Completely standard


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  7. scott8v

    scott8v New Member

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    I had my a3 remapped and it made gear changes jerky. Had remap removed and car went back to smooth..
     
  8. NotNormal

    NotNormal Active Member Team Nano Grey VCDS Map User Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    With VCDS (vagcom) change the following :

    44 - adaptions

    Driver switch over profile



    Original - incremental

    Now - direct

    will smooth out the changes perfectly
    My facelift S3 running JB4, decat, intake, exhaust, intercooler ..... smooth as eggs on the gear change
     

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