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: Coolant in the Transmission

12-12-2011, 01:23 PM
1999 A6 Quattro
I am loking at buying the above car, The owner found coolant in the trans and simply parked the car, I cant see any problem locating and rectifing the leak but I am concerned about the welfare of the trans.
Does anyone have any ideas?

12-14-2011, 03:31 AM
mmmm, I thought maybe someone else may have had this problem or something similar,
The idea of a transmission rebuild makes me cringe and admittidly I can never know the exact extent of damage if any till I purchase the car and this issue is what will dictate the purchase price.
Any input welcomed.

01-03-2012, 11:53 PM
I visited the local dealer and told him what the story was, he said the coolant will attack the adhesive which bonds the fibre to the clutches so its safe to say the transmission is buggered, unless buckets of cash are poured into it for a rebuild.