[A4] transmission electronics gone funky (bad)

Richard Andrews richard.j.andrews at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 19:18:43 PST 2008

Has it rained lately?
Possibly your TCU is wet it's under th passenger carpet on the floorpan.
horrible design IMO and has caused death of a couple transmissions.

that or find a vag cable asap, sounds like your trans went into limp mode.


On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Jonathan <jhhummel at bigpond.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Car:
> Audi A4, 96 2.6L V6, 5spd Auto
> Just coming home from work (had a half day, got uni this arvo), took off
> from
> a set of traffic lights, and the car refused to change gear. Weird I
> thought,
> took my foot of the accelerator, still didn't change gears, but it back
> down
> again, and car redlined but still didn't change gear.
> I tried changing gear on the stick, nothing happened. Looked at the little
> display that tells you what gear it is in and it was blank.
> As you do, I pulled over and stopped. The engine kept running, so obviously
> the clutch had disconnected (the slush box "locks" - ie has a clutch) so
> all
> was not lost. The display also came back but showed no gear selected, or
> all
> gears selected.
> I tentatively drove on to find it was just like normal, but display still
> showed either all gears or none.
> any ideas???
> cheers
> Jon
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