If your instrument display PRDS is not flashing, you may be in luck,hi folks i have a 2002 a4 1.8 t cvt
i live in georgia but not in the american state.
so that means limited service for an audi.
my problem is that when i drive my car for 2 hours its starts to do this...
from a stop when its in D its doesnt move for a couple of seconds if i rev it it suddenly bumps in and the front wheels spin.
its like its neutrel and when i rev it its hits into gear.
thats horrible when im uphill.the car rolls back .
but it has no problems in R so in reverse.
it like it slips. but just from a stop.
i have 65 miles on it. i donts think its the oil. cuz the reverse works good only problems in D.
is it the tcu?
You need to flush the ATF fluid every 30k miles or earlier at 25k miles, pls note that you are only able to flush out 70% of the oil and some oil are in the clutch plate area, so in between you need to do at 20k miles and then 30 k miles, if you keep stock power you gearbox will not need a replacement at all, only replacing the Transmission control unit when you get flashing on the PRND display on instrument cluster. if you have 100k miles on your car, its better to do a semi overall, by replacing all O-rings in the valve body and a filter inside the gearbox. your clutch plate I think is 6 plate, maybe 7. The puley hardly faults unless you have exceeded the torque limits, the clutch plate will go first. Note CVT cars are not for tracking. you can push to the limits for every driving only. If you are ask to replace the gearbox probably you are conned.Hi Guys,
I've recently bought a 2004 A4 2.5TDI saloon with CVT - then I decided to google audi CVT!
I'm seeing lots of people with issues with this gearbox, failures at 40k and below very expensive repair bills etc, one audi guy saying that most failures occur with the B6 A4's and just wondering if anyone actually is running these upto big miles without issues? My car is at 61k and the CVT seems faultless, silky smooth so far, sometimes a bit unpredictable but I'm still getting used to it.
I'm seriously wondering if I should sell it on before the problems begin? Maybe I need a reality check, are they really this bad?
So before 80k did you have any issues? Such as the TCM going? Or was the 1st sign of problems the clutch pack (probably an old 6plate?) When you say the CVT went again at 95k, what part went of it? The clutch pack again? Or the whole lot? Even though you would have had an ATF change at the 80k and the 7-plate clutch pack put in..As you can tell by my username, my 03 Cabriolet has become a money pit at 95K. I have loved this car until this point. My bigest bone of contention is the CVT. I had the clutch pack changed at 80k and with Audi's factory help they only charged me $2k, which I think is BS. The CVT went again at 95k. I was fortunate that I was not charged because of a misdiag by the tech for a hesatation problem. I will try to sell the car but after new tires, brakes and a cat converter for about $3k I still have a convertible top issue and a noisy P/S issue. I am out of work and cant afford a new car nor the additional repairs.
Your post isn't making any sense. Please elaborate what type of CVT problems you had and at what mileage please. So that other users can get a grasp and make up their own minds whether or not the CVT is something to really fear. Also did you change your ATF at 40k ? Your car has nearly 100k on it. Problems are to be expected at that mileage.The prolem with the CVT started the same way. It would appear to hesitate from a stop. I brought it in the second time for this plus other problems. They repaired the other concerns and could not duplicate the hesitation. When I test drive the car with the forman, he recommended that I leave the car again. Two days later, I was told it was the trans again. If I had known it was the trans from the start I would not have repaired anything and traded the car a CPO Audi Cabrio. The car needs additional work. The powersteering is noisy and the convertible top is inop also.
Thanks, its good to know that your actual CVT transmission has actually held out upto 95k. The clutch pack is considered wear and tear, but even so hopefully they replaced the clutch pack free of charge the 2nd time round? I know when my TCM went, they gave me a 12month 12,000 warranty with it..No, I was told it was the clutch pack each time.